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Re: looking for references on the evil that is *CVS*

From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday_at_mindspring.com>
Date: 2005-01-06 13:32:39 CET

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, Pim Bliek wrote:

> Hi All,
> Similar to Robert, I am trying to convince a dev-group here to move from
> CVS to SVN. I *know* SVN is better (tm), but I need more arguments.

actually, it's not generally that hard to get folks to migrate up from
CVS. the issue is to get them to *go* to SVN, and not wander off to

> Arguments I used until now:
> - atomic commits
> - better handling of binaries
> - it's new and cool :)
> Also there is some resistance against the copy-merge philosophy. People
> here came from VSS, and are happy with the checkout-warning in CVSNT. I
> am trying to convince them that this does not give them security, only
> slows down the development efforts.

as a few examples of links i've posted on an internal wiki (sadly, not
available from the outside world):



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