CVS vs SVN
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.
- Support for versioned renames/moves (impossible with CVS): Fingolfin
- Overall revision number makes build versioning and regression testing much easier: Ender
- Atomic commits: Fingolfin
- Intuitive (directory-based) branching and tagging.
- Easier hook scripts (pre/post commit, etc): SumthinWicked (I use it for Doxygen after commits)
- Prevents accidental committing of conflicted files.
- Lots of people know how to use it: Fingolfin
- Lots of documentation available: Fingolfin
- No support for versioned renames/moves (CVS repos hackery is not even remotely a replacement): Fingolfin