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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
VSS.

> 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):

http://www.wadhome.org/svn_vs_vss.txt
http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/mani.net/archive/2004/04/26/12138.aspx
http://www.highprogrammer.com/alan/windev/sourcesafe.html
http://www.michaelbolton.net/testing/VSSDefects.html
http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2003-11/0179.shtml
http://lists.virus.org/bugtraq-0212/msg00294.html

rday

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