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Re: platform considerations

From: Mark Bohlman <mbohlman_at_tcicredit.com>
Date: 2004-09-10 23:31:59 CEST

Lorrin Nelson wrote:
> Hi all -- I'm in a position to try and push my work to move from VSS to
> Subversion. I'd like things to go as smoothly as possible. Given that
> our IT department is only comfortable with Windows and Mac OS X and I'd
> prefer to fight one battle at a time I'm trying to decide between those
> two platforms. I took a look at the open issues and there are way more
> on Windows than OS X:
>
> Platform: P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 Total
> All 3 23 169 28 26 249
> HP 1 1
> Macintosh 1 6 1 8
> PC 1 2 43 8 3 57
> Sun 1 1
> Other 9 6 1 16
> Total 4 26 228 43 31 332
>
> Is it valid to read the open-issues numbers as an indication that
> Subversion runs better on a Mac??
>
>
>
>
> If relevant:
> We've got about a dozen repositories, of which the big ones are about 2
> GB in 20,000 files. It'll be under heavy use by about a dozen
> developers, which will almost exclusively be connecting from Macs and
> Windows boxes. Some are local, some are via VPN. We've got some binary
> files and multi-forked files we'll need to deal with, but the prime
> concern is speed and stability for source code access.
>
> Cheers --
>
> Lorrin

I don't think you should make that assumption without knowing all the
data, namely that there are likely - but perhaps not - more Windows
installations of Subversion than for Mac. Without at least that data
point you'll be making a bad assumption to say Mac is better than
Windows for Subversion based solely on the numbers you provided.

I've been using only Windows (how I wish for a Mac) with large > 2 G
repositories with no problems. Think you might want to find a different
argument. Looking through the archives it seems that there have been a
number of challenges getting Macs to work correctly - but that is
anecdotal on my part and like I noted above (how I wish for a Mac). ;-)
Probably just as many on Windows however.

YMMV.
-- Mark

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