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RE: CVS bashing?

From: Jan Grant
Subject: RE: CVS bashing?
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 10:09:51 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 11 Apr 2001 address@hidden wrote:

> There are obviously some areas where CVS can be improved - no doubt.
> But if you compare it to some other commercial SCM system that I'm
> familiar with, e.g. ENVY that comes with IBM's Visual Age for Java or
> PVCS, it is much, much superior. If ClearCase were free I'm pretty sure
> that I would choose it over CVS, but it's anything buy free. The
> Subversion project is interesting, but they will no doubt barrow a lot
> from CVS, if not code, then at least design and functionality. The
> bottom line is that you can do a lot, lot worse than CVS, even if you
> choose a commercial tool. My two cents...

Absolutely. I've been involved in a number of migrations _away_ from
commercial tools to CVS, basically because it compares extremely
favourably. That's not to say the points raised aren't valid.

I think pretty much everyone has an eye on subversion.

jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol.
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