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Re: Move from CVSNT to SVN?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:21:25 -0500

Eric B. wrote:

> I'm considering a switch from CVSNT to SVN and am looking for feedback from
> people who have made the switch in the past. Are you happy with your new
> choice? Does SVN allow you to be more productive than CVS? What prompted
> the move? What features are you able to use with SVN that you didn't have
> with CVS? From the flip side, are there reasons you regret making the
> change? Are there things in SVN that are more complicated or difficult to
> acheive than CVS? Or are some tasks with SVN more error-prone?

You may need to adjust your workflow concepts a bit. In CVS, you would
normally use tags to tie a set of revisions together so you can
reproduce the state of a workspace - and in cvs tags are like labels
that you can float around. In subversion, tags are like snapshot
copies and normally are never revised so if your workflow depends on
floating a tag name so you can embed it in scripts you may have to
change a few things.

> I have a large CVS repository from 10yrs of code that I would be moving
> over, so it isn't a decision that I'm going to be making lightly.

I'd do a practice run of the conversion and make sure you can still
build things the way you want.

   Les Mikesell
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