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=== Pro Subversion ===
 
=== Pro Subversion ===
 
* Support for versioned renames/moves (impossible with CVS): Fingolfin
 
* Support for versioned renames/moves (impossible with CVS): Fingolfin
* Overall revision number makes build versioning and regression testing much easier: Ender
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* Overall revision number makes build versioning and regression testing much easier: Ender, Fingolfin
 
* Atomic commits: Fingolfin
 
* Atomic commits: Fingolfin
* Intuitive (directory-based) branching and tagging.
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* Intuitive (directory-based) branching and tagging: Fingolfin
 
* Easier hook scripts (pre/post commit, etc): SumthinWicked (I use it for Doxygen after commits)
 
* Easier hook scripts (pre/post commit, etc): SumthinWicked (I use it for Doxygen after commits)
* Prevents accidental committing of conflicted files.
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* Prevents accidental committing of conflicted files: Salty-horse, Fingolfin
  
 
=== Pro CVS ===
 
=== Pro CVS ===

Revision as of 18:41, 20 January 2006

On this page, we are trying to collect argument pro and contra both staying with CVS, and switching to CVS. Behind each "argument" is a list of people who agree that this particular argument is valid. We currently have no other realistic choices (since SF.net offers us exactly those two), so I am not comparing more systems here.


Pro Subversion

  • Support for versioned renames/moves (impossible with CVS): Fingolfin
  • Overall revision number makes build versioning and regression testing much easier: Ender, Fingolfin
  • Atomic commits: Fingolfin
  • Intuitive (directory-based) branching and tagging: Fingolfin
  • Easier hook scripts (pre/post commit, etc): SumthinWicked (I use it for Doxygen after commits)
  • Prevents accidental committing of conflicted files: Salty-horse, Fingolfin

Pro CVS

  • Lots of people know how to use it: Fingolfin
  • Lots of documentation available: Fingolfin


Contra Subversion

  •  ?

Contra CVS

  • No support for versioned renames/moves (CVS repos hackery is not even remotely a replacement): Fingolfin

See Also