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Re: Version control systems for debian devlopment

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder <avbidder@fortytwo.ch> writes:
> subversion: I didn't try it - needing to set up a webdav server made
> me avoid it so far.

You don't have to set up a webdav server unless you want remote
access.  That may or may not mean you need one.

I have played with subversion for a couple of hours, and I have to say
that, in my perhaps myopic view, it kicks CVS' ass around the block.

Even with the somewhat minimalist docs that exist now, I was able to
figure out how to maintain upstream branches, merge updates to them
them into local mods, etc.---and the scary thing is that it's *easy*.
Too easy, almost.  I spent quite some time just looking for the hard
part because CVS has trained me to know that things just couldn't be
that simple.

Now a healthy skepticism is probably justified---even the developers
regard it as pre-alpha.  But they've been self-hosting for a good
while, and development is proceeding apace, and I think this project
is going to fulfill its ambitions quite handily.


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