Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 30th Jan 2004 20:06 UTC
General Development CVS, part of the glue that holds open source development together, shows its age. Many competitors have emerged recently, fixing misfeatures and adding new ideas. Shlomi Fish (of the version control comparison fame) explores several current open source version control systems that may be better than CVS for your needs. Email Shlomi on how to add info for your favorite VCS on his comparison page.
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Couldn't be happier with Subversion
by Bascule on Fri 30th Jan 2004 20:21 UTC

Despite a large struggle getting my Apache configuration configured properly for use with Subversion WebDAV access, I've now transitioned one of my projects to Subversion ( I can finally manipulate my code repository in ways CVS wouldn't allow, and do simple things such as, oh, removing directories which CVS is unable to do.

Subversion still has a number of small issues surrounding its current implementation, but overall it's an excellent system and portable across multiple platforms, unlike other systems such as Arch. This is especially important to me as the applications being developed in my repository are cross-platform across Win32 and POSIX as well, and I certainly don't want to alienate Win32 developers by using a *IX-only VCS.

With Windows tools like TortoiseSVN available ( this doesn't seem like it will be an issue.