Subversion

Source Code Control.

My main complaint with CVS is that it doesn’t support file renames (!!) without some kind of wacky hacks if you want to preserve the revision history of a renamed file. I find rename support to be essential when refactoring. I’m keeping a close eye on Subversion (still in alpha) which aims to address the shortcomings of CVS.[Otiose Cognitions]

I want subversion to succeed, trouble with something like source-control is that it has to be stable and reliable first and foremost – that’s its job. So overcoming the initial ‘new (and potentially buggy) stuff’ hurdle is that much harder. Attaining critical mass will be, erm, critical.

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