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Concerning a svn2cvs (Was RE: FW: Subversion)

From: Francois Beausoleil <fbos_at_users.sourceforge.net>
Date: 2003-06-18 18:11:32 CEST

On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 12:37:32 +0200, "Jan Mönnich"
<Jan.Moennich@newtron.net> said:
> Hello karl,
> > > - Is a svn2cvs planned?
> >
> > Not as far as I know.
> Oh, but it may convince more developer and companies, because a backup of
> a
> cvs repository is more safe and svn is not only an one way ticket.

Well, maybe some of you know Joel Spolsky. Here's what he had to say
about Excel 4.0 and Lotus 1-2-3:
And this reminded me of Excel's tipping point, which happened around the
time of Excel 4.0. And the biggest reason was that Excel 4.0 was the
first version of Excel that could *write* Lotus spreadsheets

Yep, you heard me. *Write*. Not read. It turns out that what was stopping
people from switching to Excel was that everybody else they worked with
was still using Lotus 123. They didn't want a product that would create
spreadsheets that nobody else could read: a classic Chicken and Egg
problem. When you're the lone Excel fan in a company where everyone else
is using 123, even if you love Excel, you can't switch until you can
participate in the 123 ecology.

This is a *very* important point to remember. If someone were to write a
svn2cvs, developers will have less *fear* of switching to SVN because
they can always go back to CVS if things don't work out well.

My 0.02...

Bye !

  Francois Beausoleil
  Developer of Java Gui Builder
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