Merry Christmas from FreeBSD
Posted Dec 28, 2011 21:53 UTC (Wed) by AnthonyJBentley
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The difference being that using telnet is fundamentally insecure, while CVS just uses an outdated way of thinking about source control.
That said, there is a slow move away from CVS, even in the BSD world. FreeBSD has been using Subversion for years. DragonFly BSD has been using Git (including their own Git mirror of pkgsrc). NetBSD is moving to Fossil.
OpenBSD had been working on their own CVS implementation, OpenCVS, but that work has basically stalled. The package maintainers are gradually moving to Git, though.
But changing repositories should be done slowly and carefully, especially for large projects. LWN even had a good article describing Postgresql’s conversion.
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