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DevX: Subversion Delivers Version Control that CVS Can't

Apr 14, 2005, 08:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wellie Chao)

"The designers of Subversion have created an open-source version control tool that fixes the flaws and addresses shortcomings in the popular Concurrent Versions System (CVS) version control system. The following are the most significant and visible CVS flaws that Subversion rectifies:

  • "CVS lacks directory versioning. It keeps track of only files, not directories.
  • "CVS has weak support for the copy, rename, and delete operations on files, a result of the lack of directory versioning.
  • "CVS lacks atomic commits..."

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