CVS vs Subversioin

Discussion in 'Java' started by Nobody, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. Nobody

    Nobody Guest

    Small distributed team, needs fairly simple CVS-type functions.

    The config management service provide is pushing Subversion, but
    Subversion seems to have more "could bite you" issues right now.

    So! Any experiences between CVS and Subversion? Horror stories?

    Gracias
    Nobody, Feb 22, 2005
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    Rhino Guest

    "Nobody" <> wrote in message
    news:...
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    > Small distributed team, needs fairly simple CVS-type functions.
    >
    > The config management service provide is pushing Subversion, but
    > Subversion seems to have more "could bite you" issues right now.
    >
    > So! Any experiences between CVS and Subversion? Horror stories?
    >
    > Gracias


    I am far too new to Subversion and CVS to offer any well-informed comments
    of my own. However, I recently decided it was time to look at some kind of
    CVS-like product. Initially, I tried CVS itself but in the process of
    learning how to use it, soon came across people who advised me to switch to
    Subversion. There were remarks along the lines of "I'll never go back to CVS
    now that I have used Subversion." I didn't find ANYONE who had dumped
    Subversion and returned to CVS because Subversion was too buggy.

    That's not a very scientific analysis of the stability of Subversion or of
    the differences between it and CVS but I thought you might find it useful
    while you wait for other replies.

    Rhino
    Rhino, Feb 22, 2005
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    Malte Guest

    Nobody wrote:
    > Small distributed team, needs fairly simple CVS-type functions.
    >
    > The config management service provide is pushing Subversion, but
    > Subversion seems to have more "could bite you" issues right now.
    >
    > So! Any experiences between CVS and Subversion? Horror stories?
    >
    > Gracias


    I believe that those in my company who use CVS today will switch to
    Subversion when our tools will support Subversion. Not before.
    Malte, Feb 23, 2005
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    wald Guest

    Nobody wrote:
    > Small distributed team, needs fairly simple CVS-type functions.
    >
    > The config management service provide is pushing Subversion, but
    > Subversion seems to have more "could bite you" issues right now.


    I've used CVS for some time, but I switched to Subversion about a
    year and a half ago. Personally, I think CVS has more "could bite
    you" issues than Subversion. SVN is simply more elegant and
    transparent in its operations than CVS, IMHO.

    Some things that come to mind:

    * SVN servers can be run based on Apache. This gives you the
    security and configurability of Apache applied to your repository
    server. The server can be run standalone, too.

    * Encryption is no problem using SSH.

    * If a SVN repo gets into trouble, there are dedicated tools for
    repairing it. These make sure you don't mess up things even more.
    CVS, in those cases, often requires you to manually hack server
    configuration files. Now, if something *can* bite you, this will.

    * There are tools to convert existing CVS repositories to SVN
    repositories. See http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/

    .... there are probably loads of things I'm forgetting right now. But
    in summary: go for SVN, it's simply the better of the two in my
    opinion.

    Regards,
    Wald
    wald, Feb 23, 2005
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    Phillip Lord Guest

    >>>>> "Nobody" == Nobody <> writes:

    Nobody> Small distributed team, needs fairly simple CVS-type
    Nobody> functions.

    Nobody> The config management service provide is pushing Subversion,
    Nobody> but Subversion seems to have more "could bite you" issues
    Nobody> right now.

    Nobody> So! Any experiences between CVS and Subversion? Horror
    Nobody> stories?


    General experiences seem to be good. But tool support for Subversion
    is not as widespread as CVS.

    So if you know neither, try subversion. If you know CVS, and have
    standard clients already working use that.

    Subversion is designed to replace CVS. I think it will do so.

    Phil
    Phillip Lord, Feb 23, 2005
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