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Re: Subversion Project Information

From: Sigfred Håversen <bsdlist_at_mumak.com>
Date: 2005-10-07 22:57:47 CEST


conversion of existing CVS repositories to Subversion is not on your list
of questions. Several major well-known projects have converted from CVS
to Subversion, and I'm sure that their experiences in this are relevant to you.
There will be issues ranging from converting the CVS repository to change
committers view a repository.

Subversion has been around for some time, and has proved itself to be of very
good quality. It's only very recently that several high-profile projects has
switched to Subversion: They would never have switched if they for a moment
believed that they may loose some data. Now, Subversion has it's oddities,
like any software. Memory usage on client side is one of them, though that has


Herrick, Mike wrote:
> Hi,
> We are considering switching from CVS to Subversion.
> As part of that process I need to gather some information on the
> vitality of the project.
> If anyone can add/correct to what I already have gathered from the
> website/articles/google, I'd appreciate it -- it will help me to get
> Subversion approved for use.
> Thanks!
> #####
> Leadership - How consistent has project leadership been?
> Consistent
> Commercial Contribution - How many companies publicly contribute
> intellectual property and staff to the project? What vendors?
> CollabNet
> User Adoption How broadly is the product used? By what type of
> organizations?
> Apache Foundation, KDE (Linux Windowing System), Sun Microsystems, HP,
> Barclays Global Investors
> See testimonials http://subversion.tigris.org/testimonials.html
> <http://subversion.tigris.org/testimonials.html>
> Vendor Adoption
> How many vendors include the product in their commercial offerings?
> CollabNet (founder works for them), employ 3 of the committers. Offer
> integrated solution (CollabNet Enterprise Edition) products on top of
> Subversion (i.e., integrate version control, bug tracking, mailing list,
> file sharing)
> Commercial Support
> What companies offer what type of support for the product? At what cost?
> CollabNet
> #####
> Mike
> Mike Herrick
> Technologist
> Liberty Northwest Insurance Corp.
> 650 NE Holladay Street
> PO Box 4555
> Portland, OR 97208-4555
> Ph: 503-736-7589
> mike.herrick@libertynorthwest.com

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