[linux-elitists] Subversion is self-hosting

Aaron Sherman ajs@ajs.com
Tue Sep 18 09:18:52 PDT 2001


On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 02:54:44PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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.

So, on my list of cons is: has it's own protocol

On your list of pros is: has it's own protocol.

I say TOW-MAY-TOW ;-)

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