[cvsnt] Future of CVSNT?
arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Fri Dec 30 04:43:27 GMT 2005
For the subscribers to the newsgroup and mailing list I thought this may
be a good opportunity to recap 2005 and let out a few glimpses on 2006,
and maybe spark a little discussion.
Firstly the development outline for CVSNT are in the FAQ if you didn't
already know that:
The project and products have been a great success in 2005 and that
success is based on the quality of the people who contribute including
Tony Hoyle, Torsten, Jerzy, Bo, Oliver, Glen and many others. My
personal thanks goes out to all the contributors: large and small.
The March Hare team have done a fantastic job, I'd especially like to
thank Tony Hoyle (again), Udo Pott, Carles Zaragoza, Mark Raymond and
Steve Rankin for their effort particularly in their assistance with
writing the eBook "All About CVS" as well as product development, sales
During the past year I have had the fantastic opportunity to meet up
with some of the project contributors who are not part of the official
March Hare team, including Derek Price - longstanding contributor to CVS
and editor of "Essential CVS".
Looking ahead to 2006 we have a major new release with the first major
architectural changes to CVS with CVSNT 2.6, and with some favour (or
luck) will also see the entirely newly architected CVSNT 3.1 available
later in the year with an entirely database backend and an ability to
version so much more than what we commonly think of today.
The only dissapointment I had this year was in finding forums on the net
with people looking for CVSNT, WinCVS or Tortoise support and getting
poor answers, or people asking for an SCM system recommendation and
being advised to use systems that clearly don't meet their requirements,
or when I read articles in magazines and ezines that mention every
product except CVSNT like Mike Riley's article in SD Magazine's August
2005 special guide on "Tools and Trends: May the Source Be with You".
Can you help get word out on CVSNT and CVS Suite in 2006? Or: is there
something more that us at March Hare could be doing?
I've laid out the main details of advocacy carried out by us in 2005 and
planned for 2006 here:
During the 12 months to August 2005 CVSNT was downloaded 1.4 million
times, I'd like to see that more people find it, and more people
implement it successfully.
In 2006 I'd love it if rather than recommend someone else's book, or
plug-in, or support - that you could mention the book, plug-ins and
support offered by the people who wrote the software. I know many of
you already do this, or already have bought our first editions, but
maybe next year you can ask Santa to get you the 2006 edition?
CVSNT is already a great product and a popular product. Your support is
what makes the future of CVSNT a bright one.
>From all of us at March Hare Software - we thank you for your
contributions in 2005, and wish you all the best for 2006!
March Hare Software Ltd
Due to the volume of e-mail I receive daily, I may be unable to reply
personally to your comments regarding this post.
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