2012.12.19 17:02 "[Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Tom Lane

2012.12.19 19:18 "Re: [Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Lee Howard

On 12/19/2012 09:31 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

CVS was fine in its day but I have become worried about all the eggs in the basket at maptools.org without an apparent independent backup of the underlying CVS repository files. If the organization fails, then CVS history will be lost and the libtiff project would need to restart from scratch.

I would be much happier if libtiff was updated to use Mercurial (Hg) or Git because then every checkout would include full history and would serve as a backup of the master repository. I have a preference for Mercurial because it is easy to learn and relatively simple.

I've used CVS, SVN, and Git. Git is extremely powerful, and it's nice that way, but it may be more power than libtiff needs.

What I wanted to say, however, is that there really is a need for a backup. There are plenty of ways to accomplish that. Losing the repository history would be very sad.

I'm willing to help where I can be of use.