[cvsnt] CVS RTAG not working

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Thu Jan 24 19:05:35 GMT 2008

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>  One thing that may be adding to my problems with tyring to 
> diagnose this problem is we are trying to implement WANdisco 
> for replication to a remote server.

Then you are paying for support from them - contact them instead.

The developers of CVS and CVSNT have made their opinion of these
technologies very clear.  CVS was originally written over 20 years ago
when wide area networks were far slower and less reliable than they are
today - meaning that multi site solutions are almost never required to
solve performance or network reliability issues.  If you ask on the open
source CVS or CVSNT newsgroups you will find there are several regular
contributors there who have thousands of users accross multiple sites
and have no need of any replication and merging solutions (or at most
use free open source ones).  

CVSNT 2.5.04 has repository proxy (multi site) code included - this was
written specifically to counteract propaganda by some organisations that
have a vested commercial interest in selling repository replication.
Even though 2.5.04 now contains this code - it is almost never required
to resolve multi site issues.  

The companies propagating this myth that commercial multi site code is
required provide nothing whatsoever back to the community which writes
CVSNT (and I've been told by the CVS folks that the same is true for
them) - your money would be much better spent on purchasing commercial
support for CVSNT from the developers who write CVSNT - at least that
way you are sure that the project that has provided you with reliable
version control for years will still be funded - and you'd get an
engineer on the phone to resolve your tagging issue.


Arthur Barrett

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