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Re: RCS to Subversion transition (Re: Newbie questions: How to check out just one file, etc.)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-24 00:57:59 CET

On Jan 23, 2005, at 5:42 PM, matthew ford wrote:

>
>> With Subversion, the working model is very different. Everyone
>> duplicates the entire library (or at least whole departments) to their
>> local workspace. It's time-consuming, but it's only done exactly
>> once.
>> Then everybody works in parallel, constantly editing, committing,
>> and
>> updating. There's no locking, and there's no 'grabbing and putting
>> back'... everybody has a copy of everything, all the time.
>
> This depends on a merge system that works. At present I have not had
> much
> sucess with subversion merge
> I have previously used CVS merge and it works just great, no stuffing
> about
> with revision numbers.
>

Would you like to be more specific? As far as I know, Subversion's
merging ability is a superset's of CVS. Neither system can track
repeated merges or has various "smart" merging features. But there's
no merge CVS can do that Subversion can't. And most of the time,
Subversion makes it easier.

(I've gotten spoiled, in fact. It kills me whenever I need to merge a
change in CVS. I find it really irritating. :-) )

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