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FreeBSD Begins Switch to Subversion 120

An anonymous reader writes "The FreeBSD Project has begun the switch of its source code management system from CVS to Subversion. At this point in time, FreeBSD's developers are making changes to the base system in the Subversion repository. We have a replication system in place that exports our work to the legacy CVS tree on a continuous basis. People who are using our extensive CVS based distribution network (including anoncvs, CVSup, cvsweb, ftp) will not be interrupted by our work-in-progress. We are committed to maintaining the existing CVS based distribution system for at least the support lifetime of all existing 'stable' branches. Security and errata patches will continue to be made available in their usual CVS locations."
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FreeBSD Begins Switch to Subversion

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  • Re:dead... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by mini me ( 132455 ) on Wednesday June 04, 2008 @02:21PM (#23656271)
    SVN really is dead. While I could understand the move a few years ago, SVN is antiquated technology now. I'm not sure why anyone would want to use it in a new rollout when there are newer and significantly better options available now.
  • Re:dead... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Timothy Brownawell ( 627747 ) <> on Wednesday June 04, 2008 @03:41PM (#23657581) Homepage Journal
    I think any distributed version control system (ie, pretty much all the new free ones except SVN) will encourage branching, lack of a central authority just about requires this.
  • Re:GIT? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 04, 2008 @04:28PM (#23658419)
    Using quotes is asking for trouble. You are effectively assuming the rules of grammar in a complex language. Never use that for statistics. For that matter, never use Google Fights as evidence. As the fight above exemplifies, different Google users will get different results depending on their region and Google's last spider. The only consistent piece of information was that Mercurial had more search results.

Always leave room to add an explanation if it doesn't work out.