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Re: The Trolling on the freebsd- lists

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 21:35:48 +0100

-On [20040106 21:12], Gary Thorpe (gathorpe79@xxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>I would think that since CVS was designed with this in mind (branches, 
>alternate threads of parallel development) that it would be a natural 
>outcome. Since work on branches will never directly affect each other, I 
>don't see why the main branch could not hold the 'important' code and 
>yet keep experimental branches around to try new ideas. As far as I 
>know, this sort of thing only happens normally for the Linux kernel 
>(which paradoxically, did not use version management in any form until 
>the last few years): none of the BSD's do this (yet). Am I mistaken in 
>this general observation? Why has it happened this way for Linux/BSD? 

Usage of branches within CVS isn't quite as simple as it should be.
They're quite 'expensive' to use.  Systems such as subversion make it a
snap to use them.

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