Adding a CVS to SVN Cross-Reference section

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at
Thu Apr 27 06:19:30 CDT 2006

Julian Foad wrote:
> 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, <>.

No, he meant Trac:

> 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.

Yeah, that's the kind of concern I have.  I dunno, when describing
Subversion to people it's easy to brag about it in terms of its wins over
CVS.  But that line of comparison only makes sense to CVS users.  We ought
to be able to speak highly of Subversion because its features are Good, or
because it encourages Good software development practices, or, you know,
thing that stand on their own merits.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at>

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