Re: Versoning functionality: Subversion

From: N. C a r r o l l (
Date: Tue Apr 03 2001 - 19:24:45 PDT

----- Original Message -----
From: Grant Bowman <>

> Subversion mentioned below is an interesting re-implementation of
> version control, expanding CVS. Concurrent Version System is a
> preferred tool in the open source community. I expect the SV-LUG
> meeting to be interesting as well.

It looks quite a bit better than CVS, notably:
"Directories, renames, and file meta-data are versioned.
Lack of these features is the most common complaint against CVS --
basically, CVS only versions file contents. Subversion will handle
directory changes, file renames, and permission and other meta-data
changes as well."

Had a note from Brian Behlendorf (Collabnet) about it:
"Feel free to use it as an underlying component [to OHS] to
potentially save yourself some time."

Certainly might be worth matching up the user requirements
to the OHS list.


Nicholas Carroll

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