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Re: Help needed to recover BDB repos

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: 2005-10-20 17:35:49 CEST

>>>>> "Gregory" == Gregory Youngblood <greg@netio.org> writes:

 Gregory> I can accept a performance hit for not upgrading. This
 Gregory> backwards compatibility is important to me. I realize svn is
 Gregory> not cvs, however cvs has been around for quite a while. And,
 Gregory> I don't think it has seen too many changes to the file
 Gregory> format over the years (RCS files right?). This means I can
 Gregory> recover old cvs repos from backups and almost always just
 Gregory> drop them into a current system and use them again. That's
 Gregory> very powerful (and comforting).

Yes. Given a sufficiently primitive storage method -- and what CVS
does certainly qualifies as very primitive -- that can be true. You
do pay a bit of a price for having a source control system with proper
database semantics, rather than one that only barely works at all.


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