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Re: Switching to Subversion

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Switching to Subversion
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:54:25 +0100
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"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 11/13/06, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I tried to use mercurial a long time ago, and noticed it seemed to have
>> only very poor renaming support -- renames basically seemed to show up
>> as delete+add
> That's also true in Subversion (well, copy+delete, I think) though
> true renames are very much requested and so they will eventually be
> implemented (I'm not tracking Subversion development closely, so I
> don't know whether that will be sooner rather than later).

You see me surprised.  I had thought that file tree movements (which
seem to be close enough to renaming) were one of the major selling
points of Subversion over CVS.  Not having tried it myself, I can't
judge this, but I would have expected something different from the
announcements and goals I seem to remember.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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