Difference between revisions of "CVS vs SVN"

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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
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* Supports directories natively: It's possible to remove them, and they are versioned: Fingolfin
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* File properties are versioned; no more "executable bit" hell: Fingolfin
 
* Overall revision number makes build versioning and regression testing much easier: Ender, Fingolfin
 
* Overall revision number makes build versioning and regression testing much easier: Ender, Fingolfin
 
* Atomic commits: Fingolfin
 
* Atomic commits: Fingolfin
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* 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: Salty-horse, Fingolfin
 
* Prevents accidental committing of conflicted files: Salty-horse, Fingolfin
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* Support for custom 'diff' command: Fingolfin
  
 
=== Pro CVS ===
 
=== Pro CVS ===
 
* Lots of people know how to use it: Fingolfin
 
* Lots of people know how to use it: Fingolfin
 
* Lots of documentation available: Fingolfin
 
* Lots of documentation available: Fingolfin
 
  
 
=== Contra Subversion ===
 
=== Contra Subversion ===
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=== Contra CVS ===
 
=== Contra CVS ===
 
* No support for versioned renames/moves (CVS repos hackery is not even remotely a replacement): Fingolfin
 
* No support for versioned renames/moves (CVS repos hackery is not even remotely a replacement): Fingolfin
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* No proper support for directories (in particular, deleting them, but also renames/moves): Fingolfin
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*
  
 
=== See Also ===
 
=== See Also ===
 
* [http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/apa.html Subversion for CVS Users] - Lists the major differences. Taken from the svn book
 
* [http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/apa.html Subversion for CVS Users] - Lists the major differences. Taken from the svn book

Revision as of 18:44, 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
  • Supports directories natively: It's possible to remove them, and they are versioned: Fingolfin
  • File properties are versioned; no more "executable bit" hell: 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
  • Support for custom 'diff' command: 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
  • No proper support for directories (in particular, deleting them, but also renames/moves): Fingolfin

See Also