Moving to SubVersion

Cristian Tibirna tibirna at
Sat Oct 9 14:18:50 BST 2004

On Friday 08 October 2004 14:31, Tobias Koenig wrote:
> Hi,
> I know we had this topic some times ago, but we came to no conclusion.
> So I want to ask again, when do we move the KDE repository to
> subversion?

There is _one_ dimension of this proposed migration that I didn't see come up 
in the discussion.

That is, while the most sensible and most important work will happen on the 
server side, we definitely must consider the implications on the client side. 
CVS didn't change functionality/features/formats since a very very long time. 
We must think of people working with KDE: translators, artists, documentation 
teams, the edu team etc.

I believe these people are grateful to be able to have an ubiquituous and 
reputedly self-compatible client available from any distro released as far 
back as 8 years ago.

Subversion is on the move. I wonder what kinds of frustration could bring the 
use of whatever version comes with even current distros, as opposed to using 
the latest "official" release from its development team.

Not to speak of the other systems, of most of which I acknowledge I didn't 
even hear up to now, and that aren't most surely available as packages for 
<insert your prefered distro here>.

Yes, perhaps a minor concern, but think of it as an important addition to the 
much (concernedly) thought of barrier of entry to KDE development 


Cristian Tibirna
KDE developer .. tibirna at ..

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