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RE: SVN vs. AccuRev?

From: Jorge M <jmedina_at_e-dialog.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:17:08 -0500

I have used both tools.

If you have the budget, go for Accurev!! It is so easy to create streams
(branches), see what have changed, and selectively merge files between
streams. Merge tracking is way ahead of Subversion! The GUI tools
provided with Accurev make it also very easy to understand the history
of a file. Accurev also gives control over what changes you want to
receive from upper streams.

If you have a small team and your needs around merging are not very
sofisticated, Subversion is a good option and free!


-----Original Message-----
From: Manderon1 [mailto:mandersoni_at_yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 8:24 PM
To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: SVN vs. AccuRev?

From what I can tell, there isn't a heck of a lot of difference between
1.4 and 1.5. Merge is still not what you'd expect, and I believe if you
dig hard enough, you'll find the same thoughts within the SVN mailing

We went through this same exercise a few months ago and I can tell you
that if you're considering SVN and Accurev, you're probably in the same
place we were. Not thinking about the future. Not thinking about the
overall process improvements. Not thinking about the increased parallel
development and code sharing, renaming, refactoring, scripting,
administration, etc. I found a recent comparison on cmcrossroads, but
lost it. See if they would be willing to point it out to you. I doubt
the company would put comparisons out if they were only propoganda. That
would just make them look stupid.

If you don't have to branch, merge, offshore, manage parallel product
versions, etc., SVN is probably good enough. Once anything beyond simple
version control comes into play, why mess around with another evaluation
in year or two. Don't make our mistake, make the right move today.


Adam Levy wrote:
> My shop is considering both SVN and AccuRev (currently using cvs).
> Most of the techies here have primarily used CVS and have little-to-no

> hands-on experience with either SVN or AccuRev. I found some anti-SVN

> propaganda at the accurev site, but I think many of the shortcomings
> they point out are either non-issues or have been addressed in more
> recent versions of svn. Can anyone point me to some good and *recent*

> comparisons between the two tools?
> Thanks!
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