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Re: Use of CVS on large scales

From: Donald Sharp
Subject: Re: Use of CVS on large scales
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 14:25:54 -0400
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On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 12:59:34PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Friday, June 8, 2001 at 09:30:01 (-0400), Donald Sharp wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: Use of CVS on large scales
> >
> > CVS starts to break down( ie become unuseable ) with
> > over a 100 developers actively developing at a single time.
> > This is related to how cvs does file locking inside of 
> > the repository when people commit/update/checkout in the
> > repository.
> *AND* if you have large modules.  There shouldn't be any issue if you
> have many small modules...

well hopefully.  I wasn't specific enough in what I was talking about
above.   I said 100 developers.  I should have really said
Large scale development( 100's to thousands of developers, 30+k
files, millions of lines of codes, 500+k revisions, hundreds of
branches ).

CVS just starts to break down at that levels with how it implements
file locking and how it puts all information in the individual ,v

> > Another good advantage of Clearcase is the multisite capabilities.
> > If you have developers working at a large number of remote 
> > sites, you might want to think seriously about this.  Especially
> > if they are connected at a relatively slow ethernet speeds
> > or their connection can be unreliable
> that's where I'd recommend BitKeeper over CVS -- it's just getting ready
> for prime time, but has infinitely better multi-site capabilities than
> anything else I've ever heard of....

I don't like comparing something that isn't even released( and 
BitKeeper has been almost released for a long time now ) to
existing systems.  In any event BitKeeper sounds good,
but I don't count it towards anything until I can get a copy
in my hand and use it.

I was unaware of BitKeepers multi-site capabilities though,
guess I'm gonna have to go check out it's web pages...

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