[Chicago] Sprint, Imagescape

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Tue Mar 14 22:10:22 CET 2006

Andrew Dudzik wrote:
> On 3/14/06, *Atul Varma* <varmaa at gmail.com <mailto:varmaa at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     CVS just plain sucks compared to its competition
>  Allow me to introduce you to a little program called VSS...

I think the better statement would be that CVS compares to SVN, and 
mostly sucks compared to the new generation of distributed VC systems -- 
but it's really easy to compare CVS to SVN, and not as easy to compare 
to the other systems (the distributed-vs-centralized debate is seperate 
from the quality-of-tool debate).

But notably every new generation of systems works from the CVS *model* 
as a basis.  SVN copies is very closely.  Distributed systems change it, 
but use CVS as their point of reference for changes.  And all those 
other proprietary systems are just dead ends.  (Except probably 
BitKeeper, which has been very influential)

Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  /  http://blog.ianbicking.org

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