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Subject: RE: [chairs] need your comments on DocMgmt system requirements


Yeah, I hear you about subversion, but its been in wide use for a while now and its only still in beta because any failure would be critical. Also, clients are actually pretty easy to get for all platforms and they are only needed if you want to "commit". I believe TortoiseCVS has a subversion client as well, for example. 

I'd be fine with CVS (so long as there was SSH access - I can't do the CVS protocol through our firewall here at visa). There are other problems with CVS, such as the lack of support for versioning/tracking directories, and the fact that if you want to use some more advanced features (such as cvs edit/watch), the terminology and some of the mechanics are FAR from intuitive. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Norman Walsh [mailto:ndw@nwalsh.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:51 AM
> To: Chairs OASIS
> Subject: Re: [chairs] need your comments on DocMgmt system 
> requirements
> / "Wachob, Gabe" <gwachob@visa.com> was heard to say:
> | A better system than CVS for the OASIS environment (and I'm a big
> | CVS fan) may be subversion, which builds upon WebDAV - thus
> | subversion repositories are browseable (and linkable) with a
> | standard HTTP client (ie a web browser).
> I thought about mentioning that too, but subversion is still beta
> and I think it pays to be conservative with a version control system,
> at least one widely deployed with mission-critical information.
> And, as Chris pointed out, there are lots of clients for CVS and
> relatively few for subversion at the moment.
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
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