[Python-Dev] PEP: Migrating the Python CVS to Subversion

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Aug 7 15:55:05 CEST 2005

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> Yeah, in my use of SVN I find that this is more theoretical than actual
> for certain use cases.  You can see the history of a file including the
> history of any file it was copied from.  However, if you want to try to
> look at the whole layout, you can't easily get to the old locations. 
> This can be a royal pain, whereas at least in CVS you can use viewcvs to
> show you the "attic".  Subversion doesn't have an attic, which makes
> looking at structural history very difficult.

I guess this is a client issue also; in websvn, you can browse an older
revision to see what the structure looked at that point. If you made
tags, you can also browse the tags through the standard HTTP interface.

I don't know a client, off-hand, which would answer the question
"which files have been moved since tag xyz?".


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