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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.

Mark Phippard
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Received on Thu Sep 27 04:32:26 2007

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