Moving Away From CVS: A Vote

Gregary Hendricks ghendricks at
Tue Sep 8 17:05:50 UTC 2009

>>> On 9/5/2009 at 11:01 PM, in message <4AA34225.7070002 at>, Bill Barry
<after.fallout at> wrote: 
> Max Kanat-Alexander wrote: 
> > On 09/05/2009 03:43 PM, Bill Barry wrote: 


> >> see a testopia repository 
> >> that keeps up to date with the changes as they happen). 
> > 
> >     That would depend more upon somebody committing development  
> > resources to Testopia than a VCS switch, although switching to a DVCS  
> > would certainly have some advantages. I agree it would be nice,  
> > though. :-) 
> It will be much easier to maintain a fork than it currently is to  
> maintain a single giant patch. I pity what Greg has to go through each  
> time he attempts to upgrade Testopia. That is a lot of work (which  
> wouldn't be nearly so difficult if it was easier to keep up with the  
> changes). His latest news was a bit unsettling as far as the future for  
> Testopia goes. 

Thanks for the thought. :) 

I will admit, keeping abreast of what is going on in Bugzilla via CVS even with tools like Bonsai could keep me occupied full time. What I usually end up doing is using a 3 way diff tool like kdiff3 to view the changes to the entire Bugzilla release at once. I then keep a subversion branch that I use to create the patches that I apply to the CVS repository before checking in each change. It certainly isn't ideal and I hope that whatever we come up with is a better solution.

And Testopia isn't dead... just hobbled a bit. ;)


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