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Re: Commercial Users of Subversion: LET ME KNOW

From: Ross Mark <rossm_at_controllingedge.com.au>
Date: 2004-07-22 03:59:08 CEST

Darren_Enns@cwb.ca wrote:

> I have till this Friday to look for evidence that there are
> 'commercial' users of Subversion that are using it for
> 'mission-critical' development and are happy with it. The
> 'testimonials' page on the Subversion website contains lots of good
> 'open source' users, but I need testimonials from 'commercial' users.

For my own company Controlling Edge and at one of my customers S4
Technology (www.s4-technology.com) I have been running subversion since
0.17 and have never looked back. While there were a few issues initially
we have never lost anything and currently have around 20 repositories
containing everything from source code, documentation to complete
product installations. We use subversion to install and upgrade the
software on our servers. Once we copy the svn client onto the box the
entire installation is a simple svn co plus the asvn to restore
symlinks, devices and file permissions. Upgrading between releases with
svn is great as it automatically merges any changes to local
configuration files with new entries for the latest version. We even use
svn to store file system images for our embedded devices (linux file
system). Currently we have to check out the svn image on a server and
then downloaded to our embedded device via rsync. We don't have the
memory for a full svn client nor the disk space for the working copy but
one day we will write our own svn client that can just do the checkout
without the need for the wc support files or the memory overhead.

For the past 9 years I had been installing CVS at customer sites that
required version control and wouldn't hesitate now to recommend SVN instead.

Ross Mark

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