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Re: gcc source management requirements

From: Ryan Bloom <rbb_at_covalent.net>
Date: 2002-12-10 02:58:35 CET

On Monday 09 December 2002 05:44 pm, sam th wrote:
> In a discussion with Tom Lord on the GCC list, Zack Weinberg [1] posted
> an excellent list of requirements for a source control system. Some of
> them are for the future, some of them are requirements for anything that
> wants to replace CVS. They're worth taking a look at. [2]
> http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2002-12/msg00444.html
> [1] Who I know is on this list, but hasn't mentioned his list on this
> list. Hope I'm not stepping on your toes, Zack.
> [2] It should be noted that SVN fails requirement 0. Hopefully the APR
> people consider this an issue as well.

I'm confused. As a beginner SVN person and the first APR developer, how does
SVN fail requirement 0 right now? If it is in reliability, there is nothing
that the APR developers can do. I don't believe that SVN isn't as portable
as CVS currently. APR has the goal of being insanely portable. The only
platform that I currently know of that doesn't have an APR port is Mac OS 9.
There are some platforms that may be improved by getting a native
implementation, such as AtheOS.

APR is being used in Apache 2.0 currently, and currently works on: Every
known version of Unix, Windows(all versions), Mac OS X, OS/2, BeOS, OS/390,
and AS/400. What platforms are we missing?


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