[Off-topic] cvs

Discussion in 'Java' started by Jozef Kosoru, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Jozef Kosoru

    Jozef Kosoru Guest

    Hello,

    sorry for the off-topic question but I think this is a good
    place to ask. I plan to develop open-sourced web application
    which integrates CVS browser, a bug tracking system and some
    more interesting features to support development both
    open-sourced and commercial projects. I would like to know
    whether it is worth to invest my free time for such a tool.
    CVS is rather an old system and I have no idea how widely is
    used in development teams. So my question is easy: Do you use
    CVS in your development?

    Thank you,
    jozef
     
    Jozef Kosoru, Oct 24, 2003
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  2. Jozef Kosoru wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > sorry for the off-topic question but I think this is a good
    > place to ask. I plan to develop open-sourced web application
    > which integrates CVS browser, a bug tracking system and some
    > more interesting features to support development both
    > open-sourced and commercial projects. I would like to know
    > whether it is worth to invest my free time for such a tool.
    > CVS is rather an old system and I have no idea how widely is
    > used in development teams. So my question is easy: Do you use
    > CVS in your development?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > jozef
    >


    We use CVS. Dumped ClearCase
     
    David Zimmerman, Oct 24, 2003
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  3. Jozef Kosoru

    Daniel Dyer Guest

    On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 18:38:57 +0200, Jozef Kosoru
    <> wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > sorry for the off-topic question but I think this is a good
    > place to ask. I plan to develop open-sourced web application
    > which integrates CVS browser, a bug tracking system and some
    > more interesting features to support development both
    > open-sourced and commercial projects. I would like to know
    > whether it is worth to invest my free time for such a tool.
    > CVS is rather an old system and I have no idea how widely is
    > used in development teams. So my question is easy: Do you use
    > CVS in your development?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > jozef


    There are lots of companies using CVS, including the one I work for and my
    previous employer. In addition, the vast majority of Open Source
    projects, including all those at SourceForge.net and the Apache
    Foundation, use CVS. However, the ubiquity of CVS is a triumph of
    functionality (in that it's "good enough") and availability over design.
    If you scratch the surface you will find some very ugly things
    underneath. The nature of CVS and its history mean that it lacks certain
    features that really should be there, such as atomic commits and easy
    moving/renaming of files.

    Despite the problems of CVS, with a decent front-end such as SmartCVS
    (http://www.smartcvs.com) it is still infinitely preferable to Microsoft
    SourceSafe.

    I am keeping an eye on Subversion (http://subversion.tigris.org), which is
    an Open Source system intended to improve upon and eventually replace
    CVS. I believe SourceForge are considering moving their CVS repositories
    across to Subversion in the future.

    Dan.

    --
    Daniel Dyer
     
    Daniel Dyer, Oct 24, 2003
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  4. Jozef Kosoru <> scribbled the following:
    > Hello,


    > sorry for the off-topic question but I think this is a good
    > place to ask. I plan to develop open-sourced web application
    > which integrates CVS browser, a bug tracking system and some
    > more interesting features to support development both
    > open-sourced and commercial projects. I would like to know
    > whether it is worth to invest my free time for such a tool.
    > CVS is rather an old system and I have no idea how widely is
    > used in development teams. So my question is easy: Do you use
    > CVS in your development?


    Both of the companies I have worked for use CVS.

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    \-- http://www.helsinki.fi/~palaste --------------------- rules! --------/
    "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark
    to read anyway."
    - Groucho Marx
     
    Joona I Palaste, Oct 25, 2003
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