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Re: Perforce versus Subversion

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-22 16:53:18 CEST

Chris.Fouts@qimonda.com wrote:
> Subversion is FREE, Perforce is NOT for "commercial"
> use. End of evaluation IMHO, agin for commercial use.
> I'm not saying that makes Subversion "better", but
> it does the job adequately - except for cumbersome
> branching/merging.
> I've evaluated BOTH, and chose Subversion at work
> ONLY for that reason. If only for personal use, I'd
> probably use Perforce.

Perforce also used to have a huge bug with symlinks, which I've asked them
about since and they've never said is fixed. If you edit a symlink by
relinking it to a new target, then commit the change, then check out a fresh
copy of the committed directory, you wind up with the old symlink. The only
way to change a symlink was to actually delete it, then add a new one.

Subversion gets this right.

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