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Re: Subversion, decentralized version control, and the future.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-07-19 07:08:21 CEST

Steinar Bang <sb@dod.no> writes:
> One thing Raymond didn't touch on was the _reason_ people stayed with
> CVS, in spite of all of its flaws: you could trust it not to break
> your data. And here I mean break the data by itself, not through
> misuse.
>
> And _that_ is where I see subversion as the only free CVS replacement
> candidate: subversion can be trusted not to break your data.
>
> I can't say I have the same feeling about the rest. Distributed or
> not becomes a secondary issue.

I haven't heard of data-loss problems with any of the other systems.
(I do know people who use Mercurial, GIT, and SVK on a regular basis.)

FWIW,
-Karl

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