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

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2005-01-06 19:06:02 CET

> From: Pim Bliek [mailto:pim.bliek@logicacmg.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 1:27 PM

> 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 :)

- Works through a firewall (mod_dav_svn).
- Supports renames
- Cheap copies and moves
- Scriptable through bindings
- Improved access control
- Portability
- Improved handling of different eol styles
- Similar UI to CVS
- ...

> 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.

Well, locking is an upcoming feature, so that should settle their concerns.


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