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Re: what's missing from CVS? extending CVS?

Brian Ginsbach <> writes:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 11:40:50AM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> I don't think, architecturally, CVS can handle the requirements.
>> CVS will never have easy/fast branching because branching requires
>> that you touch every file in the repo. It is difficult to imagine how
>> CVS would grow easy rename support or other features, either.
> Granted I haven't used it but CVSNT seems to have rename support
> and some of the other features that have been claimed difficult
> for CVS to gain..


My understanding is that the way they've achieved the new features is
by totally altering the architecture. The next version (with atomic
commits) is to use a database back end, getting rid of the RCS files

Perry E. Metzger      

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