[Bioperl-l] First cut svn repository [was Re: SVN and ...Re: Perltidy]
hartzell at alerce.com
Thu Jun 28 08:54:40 EDT 2007
Hilmar Lapp writes:
> IMHO, there's two advantages that svn has over cvs. First,
> directories are versioned, have properties, and generally are the
> same class of citizens as files. They can be added, renamed, and
> removed from the repository. In cvs, we all know what a hassle it is
> to rename or even retire directories. Second, svn log gives you the
> commits, i.e., the set of changes that constituted one particular
> commit (and therefore version increase). In cvs that's hard or
> impossible to reconstruct.
- svn groups changes into revisions, so that they can be considered
together, CVS versions individual files.
- subversion tracks renames/moves correctly,
- subversion commits are atomic, so you never have to worry about
all of your stuff making it into the repos. at the same time [if
you've never had to un-muck this, count yourself blessed!] ,
- svk, which allows disconnected development while still commiting
your work to a repo at natural points along the way (you can
revert, branch, etc.... to your hearts content).
[yeah, that's 3, err, 4. Math is hard.]
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