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Re: CVS.EXE for Subversion?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-29 23:27:42 CEST

On Jun 29, 2005, at 3:50 PM, patrick.maloney@wcb.state.ny.us wrote:

> Hi all...new here...I'm running JBuilder X Enterprise and I would
> like to
> try out Subversion with that, but it only supports CVS. I'm kinda
> tired of
> a new JB upgrade coming out every 4-5 months and having to shell
> out all
> kinds of $$$ for it. I'm not going to upgrade to JB 2005 just to get
> Subversion access...not at this point any way.
> I've scanned the list archives and don't see what I am looking for
> which is
> a CVS-named executable that takes arguments in the format CVS would
> expect,
> converts them to their SVN equivalents, calls the SVN client, and then
> converts the results into the format CVS would return. Any such
> beast out
> there? An alternate suggestion perhaps?

This is an impossible pipe dream, in my opinion. CVS and SVN vaguely
look and feel the same, but a lot of concepts are radically
different. There's no way you could get a clean semantic translation
by merely doing syntactic manipulation... that way lies madness,
sorry. :-)

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