[tex-live] sources

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed Nov 17 21:16:26 CET 2004

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

> The technical merits of the different source control systems is beside
> the point.  I have not argued for cvs on those grounds, it is probably
> the least advanced of any of them (although still actively maintained).
> However, cvs has two major advantages:
> 1) far more people know cvs than any other system, so the pool of
>    potential contributors to the project is greatly enlarged.

Since Subversion is pretty much command line compatible, this is not
much of a concern in itself.

> 2) sarovar supports it right now, and so we can have a public project
>    using the most commonly available tools, again hopefully enlarging
>    the pool of contributors.

Well, I think TeXlive would be a good project for giving Subversion a
try: it would appear _very_ painful to use a version control system
uncapable of moving files around for TeXlive, like CVS.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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