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Re: Arguments to favor Subversion against Perforce

From: <bse2000_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2004-11-23 22:00:31 CET

Thanks all who contributed to this threat.
I'll try to put everything together and present my opinion next week to our
management. Will keep you posted.

I'm wondering whether someone did a speed/performance comparison between
Subversion and Perforce in a multi-site environment, i.e. throughput or
delay figures for distributed users.

Thanks again and best regards
BSE

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> one of the advantages could be the LDAP authentication mechanism in
> Subversion, which will not be supported by Perforce till the next X-Years
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> Arguments to favor Subversion
> against Perforce
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> Hi everyone,
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> I'm wondering whether you could help me to list arguments against a switch
> >from Subversion to Perforce (or that would support a switch from Perforce
> to
> Subversion).
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> I must admit that I'm quite new to SVN but used CVS and ClearCase at lot
> before. Now I started with SVN some weeks ago due to its nice features,
> e.g.
> to be able to rename and move files, atomic commit and the capability of
> differential treatment of binary files. I like SVN because of its easy to
> use and intuitive interface.
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> Due to that we have to use Windows (:-(), I was happy that the nice
> TortoiseSVN exists and is relatively stable, so that also the newbees in
> our
> group could easily start without learning the command line interface.
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> However, some people in our department use Perforce and our VP asked us to
> use only one version control tool :-(
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> The main intention to use version control in our group is to allow an easy
> sync between different sites during hectic projects. We do not really have
> huge software development projects. Only some scripts (Perl, Matlab, Batch
> files etc), Excel sheets, Word documents and other binary files. So there
> is
> no real need to do extensive branching or merging.
>
> Our department is distributed all over the World (mainly California and
> Germany) using all kind of interconnection interfaces. Hence, we would
> like
> to use version control also when logging remotely into our intranet (e.g.
> dialup with wired or wireless phones, WLAN hotspots or hotel internet
> connections).
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> I read an 'old' thread about 'Subversion vs. Perforce' and wonder whether
> there are perhaps more arguments I could list in order to stay with
> Subversion and to convince Perforce users to switch to it.
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> Any hints are very much appreciated!!
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> Best regards
> BSE
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> PS: I need to have at least some arguments until end of this week to bring
> them up on a meeting next Monday.
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