[Scummvm-devel] Switch to SVN?

David Eriksson twogood at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 10 05:05:55 CEST 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 13:30 +0200, Max Horn wrote:
> Hi folks,
> this is (at this point) hypothetical question, but it may soon become 
> quite real... For now, I'd just like to hear how people think about a 
> potential switch to Subversion, instead of CVS. If you don't know what 
> Subversion is, look at <http://subversion.tigris.org/>. SF.net is going 
> to support SVN in the not-so-distant future. Once they do, I'd like to 
> know whether we want to switch.

I have started to use Subversion for some projects instead of CVS and
trust me, if you ever switch to SVN, you'll never want to use CVS again.

Two advantages not already listed by Max is:

1. Revision numbers are not for individual files but for a whole SVN
module. (If you ever tried to port a bugfix spanning over multiple files
between different CVS branches, you'll love this.)

2. A simple "svn diff" (obviously corresponding to "cvs diff") does not
need any network connection to work, the comparision is done locally.

And while I'm at it... When I work with CVS I usually do "cvs upd" to
see what files I have modified. With SVN, it's "cvs status" instead,
requiring no network access.

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