revision control [was Re: Driving towards Bugzilla 3]

Luis Villa luis.villa at
Wed Dec 8 15:38:11 UTC 2004

> That's fine, but why not switch to svn at the same time.  The fact that
> you can't move files without breaking people following along in cvs is bad
> bad bad and svn fixes this problem which makes it good good good.  :)

I haven't terribly thoroughly explored the problem, but as I indicated
in a previous thread, I think unless svn offers substantially better
merge tools than cvs does (and I've not seen evidence to that effect,
but like I said haven't looked hard) we should look very hard at arch.
Arch seems to offer tools that explicitly address the merge problems
the many 'forked' bugzillas (including mozilla's) have- it seems like
those issues should be a major consideration in choosing the next
revision control for us.


p.s. for what it is worth, I haven't seen another project that
actually needs arch; in general the be-a-better-cvs approach would
work well for most projects I'm involved in. But 'just a better cvs'
probably shouldn't be enough for bugzilla.

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