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November 23rd, 2002

Subversion replacing CVS soon [Nov. 23rd, 2002|12:31 am]
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In the near future LiveJournal is going to switch our source code repository from CVS to Subversion. You can read about the technical advantages on their website - true changeset support, atomic commits, versioned file renaming, efficient branching, other useful things. The most important advantage, however, is that Subversion has a clean design which is easy to understand, use, and administrate. We never touch the CVS setup because neither I nor Brad know much about the arcane rituals involved in CVS administration; Subversion should be a much easier platform to work with.

Nothing's changing right now, but if you want to get a head start, download a Subversion client, skim through the Subversion Book, and play around. We have a test server containing the LJ repository available at http://www.livejournal.com:9080/svn/danga, but that could be taken down or moved elsewhere at any time, so don't rely on its continued presence.

The Zilla item about this is Bug 320.
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