> Do we really need 5 year old history?

That really depends on your point of view.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
                -- Santayana

"The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."
                -- Hegel

I am with Hegel in the very long term but what is the rush
about pruning?  Set a cron job to ask this in the year 2037!
In the short term it is valuable to trace back the genesis of
various features/bugs.  With cvs annotate you can even find
out who put in a feature or bug and bug that person about it
(as I was just this past week about something I had written
over four years back).  The networking code is so convoluted
that having all the history (which we don't) can be very
valuable in unravelling all the development strands.

-- bakul

PS: Of course, having a complete history is not the same as
reading and remembering it all but at least you have a

What is missing is a tool that to easily browse through old
revisions (tkdiff is nice but not enough).  If such a tool
were available there would be many source code historians!

PPS: We should have a complete history *somewhere*.  You are
of course free to extend cvsup to prune so that *you* don't
have to keep it all.

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