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Re: converting from SVN to CVS

From: Paul Koning <Paul_Koning_at_dell.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:18:33 -0500

>>>>> "Kenneth" == Kenneth Goldman <kgoldman_at_us.ibm.com> writes:

 Kenneth> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday_at_crashcourse.ca> wrote on
 Kenneth> 01/23/2009 05:46:47 AM:
>> most people on this list are technically adept with subversion.
>> where's the marketing? where's the ammunition that jeremy could
>> take into a meeting with his new bosses?

 Kenneth> As a long time CVS user who recently had to move to SVN, I
 Kenneth> propose:

 Kenneth> Pluses:

 Kenneth> - The main reason for the migration was that CVS required
 Kenneth> everyone to have user accounts on the CVS server, which
 Kenneth> compromised security. SVN does not.

 Kenneth> - Atomic check in with automatic tagging

 Kenneth> Minuses (please don't shoot the messenger):

 Kenneth> - Documentation. The CVS manual tells you how to do tasks.
 Kenneth> The SVN manual gives you SVN theory from which you can
 Kenneth> eventually figure out how to do tasks.

Hm. I don't see how that description fits with the SVN book. If all
you have is "help" then yes, that's pretty limited. Then again, I
always found the CVS manpages worse than useless. (Part of the reason
for that may have been the wacky use of switches that CVS has, where
switch characters change meaning depending on where you put them.)

 Kenneth> - Integration with other tools. E.g., CVS with emacs just
 Kenneth> works. Integrating SVN is a project.

I haven't missed that, but it seems easy enough to port the CVS
integration for emacs to work with SVN, and then publish the result.
Nice project for an enterprising Elisp hacker.

 Kenneth> - Newline conversion for Windows is automatic and cannot
 Kenneth> easily be turned off.

I don't understand. If you have an svn:eol-style property it does
what you ask for (which is vastly superior to what CVS offers). And
if you don't have an svn:eol-style property on a given file, then no
newline conversion is done. So to turn it off all you have to do is
an "svn propdel svn:eol-style" (or edit your config file not to
autoprop one onto whatever files you don't want them on).

         paul

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