Moving Away From CVS: A Vote

Gregary Hendricks ghendricks at
Tue Sep 8 16:54:17 UTC 2009

	>>> On 9/4/2009 at 04:28 PM, in message <4AA19489.80708 at>, Max
Kanat-Alexander <mkanat at> wrote: 
> Okay, we've had this discussion before, but this time, we have to  
> actually do it. We've been on CVS for too long--we may be the only  
> remaining major Mozilla project still using CVS for primary development.  
> We're certainly the only major open source project that I know of and  
> interact with regularly that still uses CVS. 

I guess I will weigh in. 

I personally have no experience with either Hg or bzr and much prefer svn to anything else I have used. My biggest concerns are having IDE support, especially Eclipse since that is my preferred development environment. A quick google search shows that there are clients for both. 

Either way, I am going to have to learn a new VCS, but I trust Max's judgement and I like the fact that a company like Canonical is behind it. I know something of the complexity of managing a distribution and if they can apply that understanding to source control, it must have been pretty well thought out.

As for Testopia, I will switch to use whatever Bugzilla goes with as I am rather tied to that platform as it is anyway. 


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