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From c...@decus.org (Rodent of Unusual Size)
Subject Re: CVS updating of apache.org website
Date Tue, 02 Sep 1997 18:19:17 GMT
>From the fingers of Dean Gaudet flowed the following:
>
>Ken, branches are not only poorly supported, but they're also slow.  For
>example, to access a branch revision, CVS starts with the current HEAD,
>applies reverse patches to get to the branch point, then applies forward
>patches to get to the branch revision desired.  On some of our files this
>is getting up into the 30 or 40 patches range (CHANGES is the worst).
>CVS/RCS strongly favour development on the HEAD ... because there's a
>plain copy of the HEAD in each file that can be copied out when doing a
>checkout.

    Oooh.  Yggh.  Okey, I guess I'm not qualified to have an opinion
    based on technical merit, then.  I'm +1 for separate modules for
    ease-of-use, I guess - it's how I view my working directories,
    anyway.

    #ken    P-)}

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