Robert La Ferla robertlaferla at
Wed Aug 9 21:51:04 EDT 2006

On Aug 9, 2006, at 4:50 PM, Stephen Adler wrote:

> I'm in the midst of setting up a project and I'm thinking of  
> migrating away from CVS and using subversion. Does anyone have any  
> thoughts on this, or any comments? Anyone with experience using  
> subversion, if you could comment, I certainly would like to read them.

Go for it.  I use Subversion too.  I have used cvs for years and will  
never use cvs ever again.  svn is faster, has atomic commits,  
versions deletes and renames, etc...  The commands are similar to  
those of cvs so it's fairly easy to transition to.  Some things are  
easier like updating a directory including subdirectories does not  
require a "-d" option.  Overall it's very nice.  Alas, there are some  
things that could be made easier like restoring a deleted file (you  
have to manually look through the log for the last revision and then  
use svn copy to copy the file from the repository to your working  

Note that there are now many new revision control systems like  
Subversion.  e.g.  Mercurial (hg), GNU arch, etc...

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