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Re: removing old snapshot CVS tags?

Florian Weimer <> writes:

> "Joseph S. Myers" <> writes:
> > You don't think that, when someone does a study on "The Cultural and
> > Technical Development of the EGCS Project, 1997-1999" (perhaps as part of
> > a more general historical study of free software development), they might
> > want to look at the changing perspectives on the uses of snapshots versus
> > CVS and the influences particular brokennesses in the tree
> Why can't we create a monthly (or yearly) dump of the actual CVS
> repository, to support such research (this might make some sense for
> other reasons as well)?  Are the disk space requirements so immense?

I keep a monthly dump of the CVS repository on CD-R, for backup
purposes, in a monthly series since May 2001 (with a few earlier
dumps).  However, it is not on-line, and it's not likely to be put

I would be more concerned that people may have used the snapshot tags
to refer to things like the exact version merged into their private
trees, or even into branches in the GCC tree; I'm pretty sure I've
seen that at least once.

- Geoffrey Keating <>

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