On Wednesday 31 August 2005 09:03, Jon A. Cruz wrote:
I've used a few different systems over the years, but
actually put SVN through it's paces yet.
Most of it's features sound good, but enough has come up in regards
to workflow-lockin to the way the SVN developers think one should
work that I'm not so sure of it now.
I'm missing the lack of tags, but otherwise, it's quite nice for me, as a very
small-scale version-control user. May well create problems on a larger scale
that I'm not aware of.
Are specific alternatives being considered? Or are we just talking about the
status quo (cvs) vs. svn? I forget why, but I gave up on Darcs quite
quickly, and Arch, while cool, is probably more guilty of "workflow-lockin".
Tools are another concern. Personally I use TkCVS extensively, and
use it's UI to speed my workflow for many things (In many situations
that and TortoiseCVS together can beat the pants off of WinCVS). I
look periodically for a SVN client with similar capability and ease,
but haven't seen one yet. And the TkCVS pages make it clear they
aren't doing SVN themselves.
If anyone knows of anything current that could compare, that would be
I'm not sure what special feature you're looking for from TkCVS, but there are
a few decent GUI options for subversion. I believe there is a functional
TortoiseSVN, for instance. RapidSVN (the official client, I think) is
cross-platform, and probably relatively complete, though I know some features
are missing. I use eSVN along with a few simple scripts, personally.