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Re: conversion to subversion

Tommi Vainikainen <thv@iki.fi> wrote:
> MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> writes:
> > Please, don't move from CVS to SVN and junk all the contributors and
> > many of their tools for a minimal gain like tracking file moves.
> > Consider moving to something which gives new useful features like
> > distributed working directly, like git.
> I think best is to keep things simple. The reason why I do prefer
> Subversion to git is user interface and usability. [...]

User interface is largely hidden by tools and this will probably
require all user interfaces to be updated.

Usability of a cvs->svn change is probably similar to usability of a
cvs->git change, but without the possibility of git-cvsserver's
emulation.  I'm not sure how download sizes compare.

> Also by switching to Subversion, people can make their own choice: there
> is at least git-svn, bzr-svn, and hg-svn.

I didn't find any of those installed on debian.org machines, nor svk,
so is that only true if "their own choice" includes installing Subversion?

How does one request additional packages on project machines?
I didn't find that in devref. I'll try using rt.d.o.  Ticket #572

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