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Re: Subversion vs. Perforce

From: Brandon Ehle <azverkan_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-10 06:27:20 CEST

Marc Singer wrote:

>I sympathize. I'm doing something similar with one of my clients. I
>hope they'll be OK with subversion since the only SCM they're familiar
>with is VSS which, IMHO, is little better than a trash can.
>The reason I prefer subversion is that it
> a) doesn't use locking
> b) doesn't have a concept of a working directory as known by the server
>The trouble is that in a point-by-point comparison, Perforce is more
>mature and should probably be selected. Again, IMHO, the key feature
>that subversion lacks is drop-dead easy branch merging. It's planned
>and it looks like the plan is an excellent one. AFAICT from reading
>the Perforce documentation, subversion is much easier to setup, but
>that probably isn't going to carry much weight.
The fact that we are even trying to do a point-by-point comparison
between a product that has been released for 6 years and project that is
not even Beta yet is a testament in and of itself. :)

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