Moving Away From CVS: A Vote
ghendricks at novell.com
Tue Sep 8 17:05:50 UTC 2009
>>> On 9/5/2009 at 11:01 PM, in message <4AA34225.7070002 at gmail.com>, Bill Barry
<after.fallout at gmail.com> 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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