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CVS vs SVN

Revision as of 18:41, 20 January 2006 by Fingolfin (talk | contribs) (Added some missing names)

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

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