Posted Sep 21, 2005 19:04 UTC (Wed) by pcharlan
In reply to: Overwhelmed
Parent article: An Interview with Chia-liang Kao (O'ReillyNet)
I felt as you're describing (CVS is sometimes frustrating but good enough, and how to choose among the many alternatives, each with its own drawbacks) until I spent a day reading the Subversion docs and experimenting with it.
Converting from CVS to Subversion was easy (both technically and for our many non-technical CVS users), the documentation is well-written, and Subversion is mature and seems obviously in it for the long haul.
I can't imagine putting up with CVS anymore after working with Subversion.
Perhaps I'd be saying this no matter which modern version control system I'd switched to. I didn't experiment with any of the others, in part because our internal training favored something reasonably similar to CVS. Maybe there's even someone who switched to Subversion and regretted it; if so, perhaps they can explain why. But I expect you'll prefer Subversion over CVS.
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