Subversion: Is the jump from CVS worth it?
Posted Mar 18, 2004 12:54 UTC (Thu) by zooko
Parent article: Subversion: Is the jump from CVS worth it?
I used to think that people who were interested in Subversion either hadn't heard of Arch/DARCS/Monotone/Codeville/OpenCM, or else they didn't understand how those latter ones differed from the centralized paradigm of CVS/Subversion.
However, now that I've read a couple of rants from Greg Hudson, I realize that there is at least one person who knows about the decentralized revision control systems, understands the concepts, and still prefers the centralized paradigm.
It does seem like an oversight for this lwn.net article to completely omit mention of the alternatives. Some advocates of decentralized revision control systems (namely: me) get irritated at the prospect of a whole generation of open source hackers adopting Subversion without anyone ever telling them that there were alternatives.
More on my http://zooko.com/revision_control_quick_ref.html page.
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