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Re: production ready?

From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen_at_complete.org>
Date: 2003-05-01 17:15:14 CEST

rbraswell@connected.com writes:

> Is anyone using subversion in a production environment? Also, does anyone
> have an estimate as to when the official release of version 1.0 will take
> place?
> I'm looking for a new scm system for my company and subversion sounds good.

I have been running several Subversion repositories since last July at
http://svn.complete.org. They are the only repositories for several
of the programs I write. I have not yet lost any data with Subversion
in any way.

I have experienced some lockups and some conditions that require
"svnadmin recover". However, as I said, no data was ever lost.
Additionally, the Berkeley DB has a fairly nice rollback feature to
recover from any corrupting influence.

Having said all that, I must also say that I've experienced problems
with cvs. I have been using Subversion this long because of my simple
belief that cvs just isn't up to snuff for even my relatively simple
needs. Basic things like renaming files are already handled far
better in Subversion than in CVS, and this is bound to improve more
yet. I have on occasion encountered data loss from CVS, most notably
due to problems with branching, tagging, and binary files. (Some of
that may be attributable to human error; however, Subversion's design
protects against that too.)

So in a nutshell, I'd say it's no worse than CVS :-)

-- John

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