Switching to Subversion

Andreas Hasenack andreas at conectiva.com.br
Thu Apr 7 17:36:52 EDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 06:31:25PM +0200, Samuel Degrande wrote:
> There's no need to open a new port IF you use HTTP to transport
> SVN requests. SVN clients can use WebDAV to access the repository.
> So if you have access to the Internet, you have access to SVN repositories
> configured to use HTTP

We have been using subversion internally to store all versions of our
product for a few years now, using webdav over https. The database has
over 50Gb already and it is very robust.
> >From the client point of view, there are no big differences between SVN
> and CVS, apart from a difference in philosophy. With CVS you are used
> to have a revision number and a log-message per commited files. 
> With SVN, each time you commit a set of files, a global revision number
> is incremented, and a log-message is attached to that revision. A revision
> is much like a snapshot of all your repository. 

The commands are also very much the same. co, add, commit, log, diff,

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