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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cvs isn't that bad
by Frankye on Sat 31st Jan 2004 12:45 UTC

Dunno, the article is very interesting and points out all the weak spots of cvs, but imvho fails to stress the main strenght of cvs: its widespread acceptance.
We've set up a couple of cvs repositories at work (jailed, with ssh access, are the other systems so easy to jail(8)?), and used cvs simply because all the IDEs already in use supports it (eclipse for example integrates it very nicely).
If you can start from scratch it may be possible to use another vcs equally nicely, but the seamless integration into existing realities is a *very* strong point imho.