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Re: Subversion vs. Perforce

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-09-10 01:50:58 CEST

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> So now my question: what does Subversion has that compares to
> Perforce's GUI? I've used Perforce in the past, but only the command
> line interface so I don't know what its GUI does, but I imagine it's a
> nice piece of work, especially if you're on Windows (the only platform
> we care about for non-engineers). I liked the Perforce command line
> interface fine, but I'd prefer to continue to work with Subversion if
> only to support open source, and to save the $750/seat that Perforce
> will cost, and perhaps because I like Subversion's model for
> per-repository revisions and its approach to branching better. But
> for that money I can't put up much of a fight -- I want to save energy
> for real work and for defending Python's role in the project if it
> becomes under threat.

You know, of all the features of Perforce, I would not have expected
"GUI client" to be the one that would be beating us out. Now their
intelligent merging support, that would be a more convincing argument...

At least until we get to that problem post-1.0 ;-)

> Should I give up, or is there a good GUI for Subversion?

There are a number of different clients listed on


Personally, I suggest you take a look at RapidSVN and TortoiseSVN, as
they seem to be the most full featured gui clients, but depending on
your specific needs some of the others might also be useful.


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