subversion vs cvs [not a troll]

Justin Gruenberg justin.gruenberg at
Thu May 1 01:53:45 UTC 2008

On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 10:22 PM,  <reader at> wrote:
> At risk of starting a religious war... I wondered if there is a
>  consensus amongst Ubuntu users which versioning software is preferred
>  by most ubuntu users... cvs or subversion.

Anything except Visual SourceSafe.  Seriously.

CVS and SVN are very close, both are safe bets.  We switched from VSS
to SVN at work, and it works great.  We use mostly binary files (We're
a MS office--Microsoft Office Documents, NI LabVIEW VIs), and it gets
the job done.  If you're using either for a simple job (which it
sounds like), you can't go wrong with either.

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