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Re: SVN / PERFORCE comparison

From: Scott Lawrence <slawrence_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-06-28 14:39:00 CEST

On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 12:06 +0200, Romain Prevost wrote:
> My organisation is about to move on to a new source control system.
> Are there some people there who can give me pros and cons for SVN and
> Perforce
> Relying on what I found all around, Perforce is faster and has a better
> branch merging.
> SVN can be used seemlessly over http, and has a strong community, and it
> is free.
> Can you help me ? Since I'd really like to move to SVN, I need some
> killer arguments :)

Subversion is much better for disconnected operation, because working
copy state is stored in the working copy rather than on the server.
Operations as common as 'diff against what I checked out' or 'revert my
changes' can be done locally on the working copy without talking to the

Scott Lawrence, Consulting Engineer
Pingtel Corp.  http://www.pingtel.com/
+1.781.938.5306 x162 or sip:slawrence@pingtel.com
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