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Re: why subversion?

From: Mark <mark_at_mitsein.net>
Date: 2006-10-05 23:01:13 CEST

Having admined 700+ CVS projects for the past 2 years, I am thoroughly
sick and tired of CVS. On top of all the aforementioned CVS bugaboos,
I have to run crons every hour to keep the permissions/ownerships

Admining SVN is a breeze compared to CVS. Using it is great, too. It
is so easy to see the branches and tags since they are directories.
It makes so much more sense that the whole repository is versioned
instead of each file individually.

You mentioned you are on RHEL. Personally, I ripped out all the SVN
related rpms (neon, apr, apr-uril, httpd) and compiled and installed
the latest versions myself. Did you use the RHEL rpms?

I've had repos on svn now for a couple months. I have some tiny ones,
and I have a couple that are about 5 gig - no issues.

On 10/4/06, Steve Martin <sm.drdc@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just curious.. not meant to be a flame/troll etc.
> The last contract I was on, we needed an SCM system. I chose CVS, but the
> developers decided they wanted to try Subversion.
> So.. we went with subversion. We went with it, *I* dealt with the head
> aches, the fact that you can't make a simple commit without changing the
> version # of the entire repo,
> and so many of the other complaints / issues I've seen on this list.
> My new job also required an SCM system, and I set CVS up in half the time,
> without having to explain why the rev # of the entire repo and every file
> checked out changes during a commit, no "malformed this or that" errors,
> no issues with apache authentication, no issues with svn -d, nothing.
> It worked perfectly like CVS always has, which subversion never has for me
> or a lot of the others on this list.
> So... all I'm asking is, what is so great about subversion that would make
> people want to give up the tried and tested SCM system, for something that
> seemingly has so many problems?
> And the previous SVN setup was on RHEL 4, and the current CVS setup is on
> RHEL 4. I'm certainly not a noob to this kind of thing, and did RTFM before
> setting subversion up, but it never worked for us like advertised, while CVS
> worked exactly like CVS always does... import a file, only IT'S rev changes,
> not everything in that dir or the entire repo...
> love,
> me

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