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Re: Use of CVS on large scales
Re: Use of CVS on large scales
Fri, 8 Jun 2001 09:30:01 -0400
What's large scale for your team?
Go with Clearcase if you have 100+ developers.
CVS starts to break down( ie become unuseable ) with
over a 100 developers actively developing at a single time.
This is related to how cvs does file locking inside of
the repository when people commit/update/checkout in the
Another good advantage of Clearcase is the multisite capabilities.
If you have developers working at a large number of remote
sites, you might want to think seriously about this. Especially
if they are connected at a relatively slow ethernet speeds
or their connection can be unreliable
One big disadvantage of clearcase over cvs is that their tends
to be a lot more administration needed( ie a dedicated support
staff ) and their is a large yearly maintenance costs associated
with buying and getting support from rational.
On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 11:40:35AM +1000, Lucas Chan wrote:
> We are currently looking at implementing some kind of version control
> system. We have been trialling CVS for the past few weeks, storing sources
> on a FreeBSD machine and using WinCVS on our development machines. It seems
> that this is exactly what we're looking for.
> I have struck a problem that I'm hoping some of you can help me with.
> Our company hired a "testing expert" a week or so ago, and he is currently
> opposing our move to roll out WinCVS.
> This is because:
> a) He's never heard of it.
> b) He doubts that it is scalable enough for us.
> c) He believes that anything that's free _must_ have disadvantages (as
> opposed to Clearcase for example).
> This didn't go down too well with me (or my team) because:
> a) For someone who's supposed to be an expert on testing systems, it
> surprises me that he's never heard of CVS.
> b) When talking about scalability, I gave the example that FreeBSD itself is
> maintained using CVS. i.e. implying that we're only building web sites, not
> whole operating systems. This didn't seem to be good enough evidence for
> c) And of course, I'm a FreeBSD and Open Source fan.
> So, to cut to the chase... it would be great if some of you could show me
> where to find further information about CVS.
> I'm particularly interested in it's uses for (really)large scale projects,
> perhaps even some stats on the quantity of sources it can maintain, any
> advantages it has over commercial source control products, etc. I've
> checked out the CVS web site but none of the information there was useful in
> this context.
> Something like... a case study of a large software company using CVS would
> be pefect (I imagine).
> Thanks for your time everyone.
> [ lucas ]
> [ the ego has landed ]
> Info-cvs mailing list
Re: Use of CVS on large scales, Greg A. Woods, 2001/06/08
- Use of CVS on large scales, Lucas Chan, 2001/06/07
- Re: Use of CVS on large scales, John Minnihan, 2001/06/07
- Re: Use of CVS on large scales, Mike Castle, 2001/06/07
- Re: Use of CVS on large scales, Jim Ray, 2001/06/08
- Re: Use of CVS on large scales,
Donald Sharp <=
- Re: Use of CVS on large scales, Bob Bowen, 2001/06/11
- Re: Use of CVS on large scales, Greg A. Woods, 2001/06/12