[svnbook] r4387 committed - Finish issue 65 ("Please talk about the cases where a true DVCS like...
d.s at daniel.shahaf.name
Sat Feb 2 03:43:47 CST 2013
svnbook at googlecode.com wrote on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 at 18:39:35 +0000:
> Revision: 4387
> Author: cmpilato at gmail.com
> Date: Fri Feb 1 10:39:22 2013
> Log: Finish issue 65 ("Please talk about the cases where a true DVCS
> Git would be better than SVN") to the degree that I plan to do so.
Overall, LGTM. A couple of suggestions:
> + of performing that administration yourself. When working with
> + the data on a daily basis, you won't be able to copy, move,
> + rename, or delete files the way you usually do. Instead,
I'd add "add" to the list of file operations.
> + you'll have to do all of those things through the version
> + control system.</para>
> + <para>There are pros and cons to each version control approach.
> + Perhaps the two biggest benefits delivered by the DVCS tools
> + are incredible performance for day-to-day operations and
> + vastly better support for merging between branches. The
> + downside is that distribute version control is an inherently
Another difference is that Subversion supports mixed-revision wc's and
DVCS's generally don't. Not as an implementation detail, but due to the
use-cases it enables ('svn up -r PREV foo.c', for example).
> + more complicated model, which can present a non-negligible
> + challenge to comfortable collaboration. With centralized
> + version control, you may find a greater degree of control over
> + your versioned assets, especially as regards access control.
> + Fortunately, many wise organizations have discovered that this
> + needn't be a religious debate, and that Subversion and a DVCS
> + tool such as Git can be used together harmoniously within the
> + organization, each serving the purposes best suited to the
Maybe at least mention the option of having a centralized Subversion
server with developers using any combination of svn/git-svn/hgsubversion/*
to work against it?
> + tool.</para>
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