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Re: ANN: "Subversion - a Compelling Alternative to CVS and BitKeeper"

From: Shlomi Fish <shlomif_at_vipe.stud.technion.ac.il>
Date: 2003-01-12 09:50:11 CET

On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 kbrannen@gte.net wrote:

> Shlomi Fish wrote:
> > Check:
> >
> > http://better-scm.berlios.de/subversion/compelling_alternative.html
> >
> > It is still a bit rough on the edges, and could have some typos of many
> > sorts. It is also an opinion article more than an informative one.
> >
> > Still, comments and suggestions are welcome.
>
> Interesting. You suprised me in the "The C/B/S Way of Doing Things" section.
> I thought you were going to talk about the main goals of each of these
> tools, which would help you as you discussed why SVN was an alternative and
> what crowd it might appeal to (or why it was more appealing to you). I think
> that would be important as you discuss why some of the other systems don't
> work for you. For example (on goals), Bitkeeper seems more focused on
> distributed changesets,

That's true, but you can also work on it like CVS where a commit is:

bk ci or bk citool
[repeat some times]
bk commit [ to create a changeset]
bk push [url]

(IIRC)

A bit more tedious but is working.

> Aegis is more focused on the development process,
> etc.;

It also has distributed changesets. How to use them - beats me - the
documentation is in a poor state.

> and these things all affect why you see SVN as a better tool for how you
> use these kinds of tools.
>

OK. I'll might mention it in my next revision.

> I hope that made sense.
>

Thanks.

Regards,

        Shlomi Fish

> Kevin
>
>
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