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Re: CVS v. SVN

From: Matt Zagrabelny <mzagrabe_at_d.umn.edu>
Date: 2006-02-23 16:41:37 CET

On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 10:33 -0500, Mark Galbreath wrote:
> I've read all the literature on the svn website, and the online book
> at red-bean, and thought I understood the differences between CVS (a
> locking reporsitory) and SVN (a merging repository). Then I got into
> a discussion with a guy at the office I just met and he tells me I
> have it all backwards. Then tells me that developers can walk on each
> other's code with CVS, but not SVN because SVN locks write access.
> This is 180 degrees off from my understanding. He maintained that SVN
> is way better than CVS, but I got the impression he didn't know what
> he was talking about, and I am still too green to stand my ground in
> such a debate.

they are both merging. though i believe you have the option to do some
locking with svn.

-matt zagrabelny

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