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subversion demerits in comparison with clearcase, can any expert advise on this?

From: lawrence yang <blueboilpoint_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-14 16:38:22 CEST

Hello,

I am a SCM admin of clearcase and begin to learn svn now. subversion is
perfect except one point below.

The project of our company is huge and there are too much source files to be
compiled/linked, we currently use clearcase dynamic view to build the whole
project. But if subversion, the only way to build whole system is to check
out all source files to an local directory and build. It will take too much
extra time to check out all the source files to local computer. Is
subversion have some feature like clearcase dynamic view? Can I just check
out one or two file, modify the file and then compile/build the whole
system?

This is also important to all developers. Individual developer sometimes
just modify one or two file to fix bug, but they must checkout millions of
files into local directory if use subversion.

Without above concern resolved, subversion will never take the place of
clearcase in the development of large project.

BTW, quite some compile interim file (such as .o file) generated if
developer build/compile in subversion local copy. When they submit, It seems
all this compile interim file also submited. There are millions of such
compile interim file after a full build, how subversion can prevent these
file from being submit?

Cheers,
Larry

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