Adding a CVS to SVN Cross-Reference section

Julian Foad julianfoad at
Thu Apr 27 05:14:39 CDT 2006

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Maybe you can file a trac ticket for it?

Trac?  I assume you mean the Tigris issue tracker for Subversion.  Done: Issue 
#2540, <>.

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> I agree that it would be nice to have in the book.  Sometimes I wish the
> book didn't have so many ties to only CVS, though.  Like, why is there no P4
> crossover guide?  Why no SourceSafe?

It would be good to have cross-over guides from other VC systems as well.  The 
CVS one is first and most important simply because Subversion has always been 
advertised as "a compelling replacement for CVS" and intentionally mimics CVS 
features and interfaces where feasible.  Therefore CVS users can rightly expect 
more direct help in the transition than users of other systems who just have to 
learn Subversion as something new.

On the other hand, there is a danger of giving the impression that Subversion 
is only meant to be a replacement for CVS, and we need to be careful to avoid 
that.  It would be good if someone could scan the book for any references to 
CVS that give that impression.

- Julian

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