On 10/11/13 12:34 AM, Jos Backus wrote:
On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 9:10 AM, Julian Elischer <jul...@freebsd.org
On 10/9/13 11:59 PM, Jos Backus wrote:
OK, but please, can we replace RCS with Fossil in 11 then?
That adds a real
improvement to FreeBSD while giving people plenty of time to
can fossil read rcs files? and how big is it compared to RCS?
It seems there's some thought on importing CVS repos but according
to 'fossil help import', only the git fast-export format is supported.
In practice this means you'd loose history, yes. But it's not hard
to keep the old RCS files somewhere else in case that history is needed.
I just built devel/fossil and it yields a single binary,
/usr/local/bin/fossil which clocks in at 1.8M. Given all the
functionality it provides (plus it is in a similar class as git, see
I think that's a steal.
It was started by the author of SQlite. If we require some kind of
version control system in the base that's powerful, well-maintained
and BSD-licensed, this really seems like a no-brainer.
well since people expect RCS.. it is not a no brainer.
you are asking people to learn a whole new tool for functionality
that is currently very simple..
ci -l file
jos at catnook.com <http://catnook.com>
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