[prog] VSS to CVS -- looking for experiences and argumentation help

Meredydd meredydd at everybuddy.com
Sat Apr 24 09:03:29 EST 2004

On Friday 23 April 2004 14:30, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> Just to finish up, I will say that I have been keeping an eye on
> Subversion
Ooh, jumping-in time!

In my personal experience, and that of quite a few others as well, 
Subversion is really, really, really, REALLY good. Atomic commits 
across the entire repository, ability to move files without screwing 
with the server, whole-repository versioning, attribute storage (and 
versioning!), branching and merging is a whole ton simpler (a branch? 
What's special about a branch? It's just another directory...), and you 
don't get anything like the number of annoying niggles that you get 
with CVS (can *you* remember which characters you should never include 
in a filename, cause it screws up the CVS internals - and, for that 
matter, how to fix it if you do?).

All in all, I'd seriously recommend it as an alternative VCS.


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