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Re: CVS Features
Re: CVS Features
Fri, 15 Jun 2001 10:57:44 -0700
I have consulted on both PVCS and CVS and have amassed quite a bit of
experience with both. Both can do a pretty good job. Both have warts.
I would say that the fundamental difference is that PVCS works on the
pessimistic, locking model, and CVS works on the optimistic, merging model.
Which model is "better" depends entirely on your application. For those
projects dominated by BLOB "source" files, locking can simplify things. For
ASCII source, I prefer merging.
There is a wide choice of ancillary CVS tools -- GUI front ends, web
enabling, scripts -- that give it every bell and whistle that PVCS can
boast. However, PCVS's Tracker is natively integrated; I have no experience
yet with integrating an issue capture module (Bugzilla? Gnats?) with CVS.
Cost aside -- and it's a lot of money to put to one side ;-) -- I prefer
CVS. More robust, easier to install, administer, clean up after, and (for
Donald Sharp wrote:
> Please feel free to read the cvs documentation:
> How did you determine your list of requirements btw?
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 08:47:55AM -0400, Adam Popp wrote:
> > I'm thinking about using the CVS version control but I am comparing it to an
> > alterative which is Merant's PVCS could you tell me which features CVS has
> > compared to PVCS.
> > Merant PVCS CVS
> > Version Control YES
> > Defect Tracking YES
> > Configuration Manager YES
> > Web Access Via Web Browser YES
> > Web Access Via Custom Client *SEE NOTE*
> > Client / Server Arch **SEE NOTE**
> > Windows Client YES
> > Windows Server YES FOR WEB
> > AIX Client YES
> > AIX Server YES FOR WEB
> > Proprietary Repository YES
> > DB2 Repository NO
> > Oracle Repository YES
> > Multi Object Storage Capability YES
> > Database Backup Capability ***SEE NOTE***
> > Web Access Via Custom Client *Thin Client Applet in Conjunction with Web
> > Browser*
> > Client / Server Arch **Defect Tracker uses Client server data on back
> > end, VM internet user is client server**
> > Database Backup Capability ***Works with current backup method***
> > Adam Popp
> > e-mail: address@hidden
> Info-cvs mailing list
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