revision control [was Re: Driving towards Bugzilla 3]

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Dec 8 23:02:22 UTC 2004

Luis Villa wrote:
> 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.

It might also be wise to consider what the Mozilla Foundation is doing 
:-) Moving away from their source repository would be a big political 
change as well as a practical one.

Dave, Myk: any mumblings at the Foundation about moving to a more modern 
SCM system?


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