[Biopython-dev] Subversion Repository

Marc Colosimo mcolosimo at mitre.org
Wed Mar 21 12:39:57 UTC 2007

On Mar 20, 2007, at 10:39 PM, Chris Lasher wrote:

> On 3/18/07, Chris Lasher <chris.lasher at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't know, actually, how many "legacy users" we would have. The
>> other channel for soliciting feedback, and a very important one, is
>> the Biopython user list. That would probably be the best way of
>> assessing how many would still need to rely on CVS. Should I send an
>> email out to that list, or would one of the more senior developers
>> like to do it?
> Silence means assent. =-) I'll post to the Biopython users list if
> nobody else wants to and I don't hear any objections in the next day.

I've found that svn is more useable than cvs. I especially like the  
move command (svn mv), which moves the file(s) and all the associated  
information. Thus, you can undo a move and see all the change history  
for the file(s). In addition, it handles binary files automagically.  
The one thing that I don't like at times is that  you need to  
explicitly set keyword tags (like $Id$). Also, some places block  
webDAV commands through proxies. So, keeping a read only cvs would be  


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