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Re: SVN / PERFORCE comparison (Perforce Jobs)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-28 17:57:46 CEST

"Janulewicz, Matthew" <MJanulewicz@westernasset.com> writes:
> If you're going to hook Perforce into a bug tracking tool, it's pretty
> cool. If not, it's utterly useless ;).

Yeah, I don't think Subversion is going to grow into a bug tracker
anytime soon :-). We should concentrate on integrating well with
existing open source bug trackers.

-K

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kfogel@collab.net [mailto:kfogel@collab.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 8:35 AM
> To: Janulewicz, Matthew
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: SVN / PERFORCE comparison
>
> "Janulewicz, Matthew" <MJanulewicz@westernasset.com> writes:
> > I admined Perforce for a few years and really loved it, and am just a
> > casual Subversion experimenter. So, at the risk of alienating (more)
> > people on the list, I'll give a few points (not already mentioned)
> that
> > are also nice about Perforce.
> >
> > * Okay, already mentioned, but SPEED. It's uber fast in everything it
> > does.
> > * 'Real' tags, if that's your thing.
> > * Easier to hook into bug tracking with 'jobs' mechanism.
> > * GUI support, cross platform (unified looking/acting, QT based,
> Windows
> > and *nix look identical.)
> > * World class support.
> > * Better/more granular permissions mechanism.
> > * Good training/consultant network.
> > * Many many plugins for many many IDE's etc.
> >
> > The 5th item up there might be important if you are not at a company
> > that already embraces open source and isn't used to the support model.
> > The authors and contributors to Subversion frequent this list and it's
> > good, but they don't have all the time a paid support professional
> will
> > have for you, and Perforce blows away any support group I've ever had
> to
> > deal with. Problems are rare (but it is a Berkeley DB) but they do
> crop
> > up, and it's nice to be helped by someone that knows what they're
> > talking about in 10 minutes, instead of waiting for a list response.
> > (Note that Perforce has a very active mailing list, too.)
>
> Note that there is paid support/consulting/training available for
> Subversion, visit http://www.collab.net/subversion/ for more. The
> network is probably not as big as Perforce's yet, but it's growing all
> the time.
>
> Can't argue with the other points. There are a lot of areas where we
> can improve. I think the GUI support and plugins will happen
> naturally over time (they're already happening). As for "SPEED", yes,
> that's a question of coding -- it won't happen naturally, we actually
> have to do something about it :-).
>
> I don't know much about this 'jobs' mechanism, care to describe?
>
> Thanks,
> -Karl
>
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