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Re: Resource that lists differences between CVS and SVN

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-02 04:23:42 CEST

On 9/1/06, Eric <spamsink@scoot.netis.com> wrote:
> Is there a resource that lists, preferably in tabular form, the
> differences, advantages, and disadvantages between Subversion and CVS?
> We are migrating from CVS to Subversion and I'm pretty much convinced that
> Subversion is "better" but I need to know exactly what to tell others
> (clients, associates, etc.) who ask me why we are bothering making the switch.
> If there is a link to which I can point people that would be most helpful.
> I have seen a few points raised up here and there in "the book" and on the
> Subversion website but if all of that information is collected together in
> one place it will make life so much easier.

A similar topic was just discussed earlier this week, Subversion vs.
Perforce. Specifically for SVN vs. CVS, have a look at

There's also "Subversion vs. <insert product of choice here>", at

A shortish blog post:

There have been numerous threads on the subject on this mailing list,
I'm sure. A simple Google search for "Subversion vs. CVS" turns up
over a half-million hits.

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Received on Sat Sep 2 04:24:51 2006

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