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Re: Can perforce gateway to CVS without loss of metadata? (wasRe: code repository)

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From:
Dan Sugalski
Date:
September 8, 2000 09:10
Subject:
Re: Can perforce gateway to CVS without loss of metadata? (wasRe: code repository)
Message ID:
4.3.2.7.0.20000908115236.00c63280@24.8.96.48
At 11:30 AM 9/8/00 -0400, Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:
>Adam Turoff wrote:
>
> > *: Sarathy tells me that Perforce sucks at maintaining thousands of
> > anonymous checkouts, while CVS doesn't mind at all.  This is a perfect
> > reason to use anon CVS vs. Perforce, but does not require that Perforce be
> > ditched in favor of CVS, only that an anon CVS gateway be maintained.
>
>Will this anonymous gateway have all the relevant meta-data?  Will it look,
>to a user of the gateway, like the live repository is CVS when they go
>hunting through metadata?

I don't think there can be a one-to-one mapping--perforce changes may 
affect multiple files, while CVS changes don't. That'll end up with a 
single checkin to perforce looking like multiple CVS checkins. Probably not 
a big deal, since the real problem would be going the other way.

					Dan

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