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

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-06 15:22:01 CET

On Jan 6, 2005, at 6:26 AM, 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.
> Arguments I used until now:
> - atomic commits
> - better handling of binaries
> - it's new and cool :)

The front page of svn's site lists improvements over CVS. So does
chapter 1 in the svn book.

> Also there is some resistance against the copy-merge philosophy.

Chapter 2 in the book criticizes the 'all locking' philosophy, and
explains the copy-merge philosophy with lots of diagrams. Good stuff
to show to pointy-haired bosses.

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