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Re: Experience with FSFS repository

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2004-09-17 20:46:09 CEST

Patrick Dean Rusk wrote:

>On the other hand, I'm not surprised at problems arising when people convert
>large VSS or CVS repositories to SVN. It's always struck me as a fool's
>errand to do so, but I guess it's important to some people to not have to go
>to another tool to see history on a file.
Why is this a "fool's errand"? Do you suggest people who switch over
start again from scratch?

Converting from one system to another has nothing at all to do with the
problems people are seeing, because those conversions use the same user
tools that anyone would use to commit changes to the repository. Don't
spread FUD about something you don't know about. VSS users should have
nothing to fear when converting to Subversion.

Since converting our large VSS repository to Subversion, we have not
experienced a single wedged repository. I can't imagine not having our
entire history available with one tool. Being able to do a diff on a
file versus what it looked like two years ago, or doing a complete
"blame" analysis, is the entire purpose of version control.

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Received on Fri Sep 17 20:46:41 2004

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