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Re: BerkeleyDB or FSFS ?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-09 15:01:43 CEST

On May 9, 2005, at 7:53 AM, Markus Karg wrote:

> Hi,
> let me introduce myself first, since I'm new to the list. My name
> is Markus KARG. I am leading the development team and such I'm
> responsible for version control here in our company.
> We are using Microsoft Visual Source Safe 6 for several years now
> and want to switch over to SVN now. I've read the excellent book
> from O'Reilly and like to start as soon as possible. The book told
> me that SVN in basing on BerkeleyDB only, now I have seen that 1.2
> comes with a new backend called FSFS.

Actually, FSFS was released last September, in Subversion 1.1.

> So before I'm doing something wrong, I want to ask some questions.
> 1) I heard that FSFS will be the default in the upcoming SVN 1.2.
> Is this true?


> 2) Does it make sense to do BerkeleyDB at all? FSFS seems to be
> superior to BerkeleyDB in nearly any point.

Read the book's comparison:


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