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Re: Perforce outperforms Subversion (by a lot sometimes)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-17 02:14:28 CEST

On Sep 16, 2005, at 7:02 PM, James McNeill wrote:

> This sort of thing really drags down the user experience on
> Subversion. Are there any plans to maintain models of client state
> server-side, or is that straying too far from theSubversion Way?

They're totally different design philosophies. Perforce is designed
for a LAN, and the server happily tracks every sandbox of every
developer. CVS and Subversion are designed for the WAN... lots of
disconnected work happening, and a potentially unlimited number of
self-sustaining sandboxes. (Which is why it's so good for open-
source work -- and anonymous checkouts.)

I don't think Subversion has any goals of changing its design
philosophy here...

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