More on version management...
ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Thu Mar 18 10:33:30 EST 2004
Graham Klyne <gk at ninebynine.org> writes:
> I took a look at the Subversion site , and see three features which
> appear to be quite compelling.
IMHO, Subversion is definitely a better, easier-to-use, CVS.
> I also think that support for an open standard protocol (WebDAV) is,
> in the longer term, a real win because it should mean greater client
> availability across different platforms.
If/when clients are updated to actually implement the protocol in a
compatible fashion. Last I looked, there was some support in IE, but
otherwise a distinct lack of alternative implementations.
> The choice of staying close to CVS except where there's a reason not
> to will hopefully ameliorate the learning-curve concerns.
I don't think we should overplay this point. Revision control is, for
most users, most of the time, a simple cycle of update, (conflict
resolution), change, commit. Branching and merging of brances is
complicated with CVS/SVN-type of revision control, but I don't think
that's a compelling argument for not changing to something that makes
it easier :-)
> Just a datum.
Just an opinion.
If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants
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