On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Eric S. Raymond <e...@thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Martin Langhoff <martin.langh...@gmail.com>:
>> Replacement with something more solid is welcome, but until you are
>> extremely confident of its handling of legacy setups... I would still
>> provide the old cvsimport, perhaps in contrib.
> I am extremely confident.  I built a test suite so I could be.

This is rather off-putting. Really.

I dealt with enough CVS repos to see that the branch point could be
ambiguous, and that some cases were incurably ugly and ambiguous.

Off the top of my head I can recall

 - Files created on a branch appear on HEAD (if the cvs client was
well behaved, in HEAD's attic, if the cvs client was buggy... )

 - Files tagged with the branch at a much later time. Scenario is a
developer opening/tagging a new branch mindlessly on a partial
checkout; then trying to "fix" the problem later.

My best guess is that you haven't dealt with enough ugly CVS repos. I
used to have the old original X.org repos, but no more. Surely
Mozilla's fugly old CVS repos are up somewhere, and may be


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