Antw: Re: [Bf-committers] Subversion <-> CVS

Fri, 7 May 2004 10:14:47 -0400

Is it powerful ? Does it do something faster ? And just typing simple 
commands, will it get the job done ? Or will it take a whole new 
language ? If it is simple and quick, then I say go for it, other wise 
if it is pokey and junk then stay away.
It it stream lines to work flow like CSS is to HTML then sure I support 

On May 7, 2004, at 3:17 AM, <> wrote:

>> Stay with CVS, don't want to learn anything else again. It works and 
>> is
>> fast that is good enough...
> Hrm, I feel the same discussion starting all over again as it happened 
> with SCons and autoconf.
> I don't mind what we end up using, as long as there are good arguments 
> for using it.
> CVS has had its time, it's no longer actively developed as most of its 
> developers have started on the successor: Subversion.
> That system has (almost) all of the features CVS has plus a lot more.
> Now, consider this: If Subversion would still be named cvs, would you 
> then consider moving to the new version?
> The command syntax is almost the same; just replace 'cvs' with 'svn' 
> and you're ready to go. How hard
> can it be to learn this?
> On irc we've had many times where we said "I wish we had Subversion 
> for this situation". So, this means that cvs
> can't do the work we want it to do. For a user, not much will change. 
> Installing Subversion is as easy as
> installing cvs. Using Subversion is as easy as cvs; some new commands 
> will need to be learned, that's all.
> Maintaining a Subversion repository is something that I'm not familiar 
> with. So I can't and won't comment
> on that.
> I may have been a bit emotional in the above reply, but I try to give 
> decent arguments. Do you buy a car and
> drive it for the rest of your life, or do you buy a new car once in a 
> while because the newer car has features
> more to your liking? I guess not, because you're used to your old car 
> and it works. Well, I doubt that's the
> case.
> With regards,
>                Michel
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