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Re: Perforce comparison

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-27 04:32:16 CEST

On 9/26/07, Jared Hardy <jaredhardy@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Mark Phippard <markphip@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Has anyone seen this document Perforce has which compares it to Subversion?
> > http://www.perforce.com/perforce/reviews.html
>
> I've seen it, but I don't generally trust such evaluations, from
> parties with a vested interest in the outcome. Especially when that
> vested interest is money. ;)
>
> > I know a lot of you use Perforce, so I'd be curious what you think.
>
> Right now my shop uses Perforce for the code depot, and Subversion for
> everything else. In my opinion, if your repository has a lot of large
> binaries, and you have several offsite contributors, or not everybody
> is on the same fast LAN, Subversion is always faster. In most other
> cases, Perforce is faster, with a few caveats.
>
> Here's my reaction to the main points in the document...

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed response. There
is a lot of good information and it would be hard for anyone to argue
that it is not fair and unbiased.

There seems to be a lot of serious momentum towards unifying the WC
metadata information in the 1.6 or 1.7 time frame. It is exciting to
think it could deliver those kind of speed improvements.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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