[sane-devel] Migrate from CVS to SVN or DVCS?

René Rebe rene at exactcode.de
Wed Oct 22 11:53:31 UTC 2008

Jeff Kowalczyk wrote:
> Is there any interest in migrating SANE's CVS to a newer revision control
> system?
> Subversion would be an improvement for its repository-wide revision
> numbers.
> A DVCS such as git would be even more interesting, given the apparent
> number of people who could contribute code and/or scanner test data.
> I became interested in this when planning to make a CVS snapshot package
> to use some of our scanner hardware. I realized I didn't know offhand how
> to refer to a particular revision of the whole tree with CVS.
> With DVCS, maintainers could pull from anyone's repository which
> contains useful changesets, and perhaps the newer RCS systems'
> export features would make incremental releases easier.

It's not that we have too many people contributing code to coordinate. 
I find git overly cryptic to be help me to actually think of coding, 
from the
distributed systems I prefer Mercurial (hg) most.

So my votes are svn or hg.

  René Rebe - ExactCODE GmbH - Europe, Germany, Berlin
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