Problems building 4.8 branch

Eric Norum norume at
Mon Oct 15 11:49:40 UTC 2007

Yes, use of diff as shown below is easy, as long as you want to keep  
the branch and trunk identical -- at which point I have to question  
the  reason for the branch to exist.  My comment was directed towards  
the problems that arise when he trunk and branch diverge, even a  
little, and changes have to be carefully applied to both.    My  
comments were not intended to disparage CVS and I certainly no  
solutions to the parallel development challenge --  to paraphrase  
Churchill (?), "CVS is the worst source code management utility,  
except for all the rest".

On Oct 15, 2007, at 6:34 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 06:20 -0500, Eric Norum wrote:
>> Yes, that fixed it.
>> The difficulty of tracking/synchronized changes to the trunk and one
>> or more branches is the biggest flaw in CVS, IMHO.
> Pardon?
> It hardly can be easier:
> cvs diff -u -r rtems-4-8-branch
> Try the same with svn, hg or git ...
> Ralf

Eric Norum <norume at>
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