[linux-elitists] Subversion is self-hosting
Mon Sep 17 14:54:44 PDT 2001
begin Aaron Sherman quotation:
> They seem to be developing their own protocol. Fair, but one
> of CVS's strengths was the encapsulation of its protocol over a
> login session (e.g. rsh, ssh). This allowed CVS users to transition
> from unencrypted to encrypted communication smoothly and with no
> change in client software.
I second Jeff's comment on this: CVS was essentiall designed for
locally logged-in shell users. Even the ":ext:", ":pserver:", and
":gserver:" access methods were essentially tacked on. Subversion,
in contrast, was designed with a client-server model in mind.
Does WebDAV suck? We'll see.
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