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Re: Subversion vs. CVS (was Re: Congratulations!)

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-01-07 18:27:28 CET

J Wynia wrote:

> To me, one of the biggest benefits (and one that doesn't tend to get
> mentioned) is that it's cross platform from the beginning. While there are
> CVS clients, running a CVS server on Windows is nearly impossible and even
> attempting it brings comments like "Don't even try" from the "CVS
> experts".

I don't know when you last tried it, but CVSNT is very capable, under active
development, and supports features that 'base' CVS doesn't (like mergepoint
processing, which svn doesn't yet handle). CVSNT supports multiple
authentication methods (SSL, SSPI, etc) and for at least a year has had a
dedicated lock server (no more lockfiles). The server process runs very well
under NT4-W2K and the server code actually builds and runs under Linux as well
(with limited SSPI support).

If I didn't like subversion's re-engineered model, I wouldn't be switching away
from CVSNT in the first place...




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