Subject: Re: CVS/Root and other CVS items (was Re: anoncvs server available)
To: None <,>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/09/2005 15:33:54
On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 20:45:45 -0500, Douglas Wade Needham wrote:

> extending that, I could also create branch in which I could then make
> changes, additions, etc.  So if I were then working on some neat
> feature, adding a package, etc., I do not need to worry about
> constantly importing updates from the NetBSD repository into my
> personal repository, then merging those with my work.  Impossible?
> Not really from what I can see.  Remember how CVS uses versions
> strings like  How about a version such as 1.17.ka8zrt.1??
> Effectively, the same, but with a little added code, would not collide
> with the main repository branches.  I would have probably written this
> by now, but am not knowledgeable enough with the client/server
> protocol, and have items which are much higher priorities.

CVSup can do it, see
Also see DCVS:

But CVS is quite limited so it is better to use another system like SVK
(, Monotone, Darcs or Arch, which seem to be much
better if you want such capabilities. 

Bye	Pavel