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RE: converting from SVN to CVS

From: Arthur Barrett <arthur.barrett_at_march-hare.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:26:40 +1100


> My company has been acquired, and we previously
> used SVN, but the new company uses CVS. Is
> there a tool to import an SVN repository into
> CVS, preserving the history, etc.?

Sorry for coming in late...

EVS Server has just been released and is a single server that supports
both SVN clients and CVS clients, and includes tools to migrate both SVN
and CVS repositories... Look at evscm.org. EVS was previously known as
CVSNT 3.1.

The benefits to a business generally come from SCCM not tool X or Y; if
your new parent company has SCCM processes that align better with CVS
than with SVN then there is more benefit to your business to use CVS
than SVN - don't ever accept any argument that claims that tool X is
somehow better than tool Y without understanding your business processes
and in particular the competetive advantage that your organisation looks
to deliver through SCCM. Why should I mention EVS at all then? EVS is
designed to help organisations cut costs through SCM consolidation and
simultaneously improve productivity by allowing developers to use
whichever client tools they are most familiar with. The next release of
EVS should also support VSTS/TFS clients like Visual Studio 2008, and
later GIT support too.

The majority of 'technical' arguments about tool X vs tool Y are made by
people who have never sought professional help with either tool (eg:
Kenneth Goldman saying of CVS that 'CVS required everyone to have user
accounts on the CVS server', or Rez saying that 'CVS has been abandoned
and not developed for about 8 yrs').

Of course EVS does a lot more than simple provide CVS and SVN
functionality - it provides a lot that neither tool provides 'out of the
box' like fail safe audit, ACLs, user defined change sets,
auto-merge-tracking and much more. If you are interested in EVS please
joing one of the newsgroups on evscm.org




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