[linux-elitists] Subversion is self-hosting

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Mon Sep 17 12:47:44 PDT 2001

begin Justin F. Knotzke quotation:

> Why is it that CVS never bothered to do this? Was it technically
> near impossible or were there some philosophical issues because surely
> I'm not the only one who was tired of the move/rename problem?

The former.  CVS is an encrustation atop RCS, which limits what could
be done with it, even if there were _lots_ of energetic people working
on it.  (There certainly are some very capable people keeping it up to
date, but there's a limit to what they can do.)

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