OT: Best Version Control System

Hi All,

Sorry for posting out of topic message but this is a forum with amaizing
wealth of experience.

We have been using StarTeam for years but getting really tired of paying
support fees year after year and not getting ANY ANY improvements. It used
to be a clear leader but now it is just an also run.

I wonder if you can recommend a version control (and prefreabbly defect
trackin) system. Open source of otherwise. If I understand correctly,
Subversion is the open source leader and Perforse is one of the best
commertial products. If it is correct, would you pay for Perforse or get
Subversion. Any other recommendations?

Thank you very much

Alex Roytman


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Perforce. It's damn fast.

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Maxim Shafirov
JetBrains, Inc
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Perforce. It's damn fast.

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If (got $$$)
Perforce is the best!
+ fast!
+ nice features - multiple changelists rule, you just get addicted..
+ don't remember any crashes or problems for the last 3 years
+ does not pollute your working directory with .svn or CVS directories..
+ there is proxy! if your repository is overseas you can still work..
- no http/webdav...
- $$$
otherwise Subversion...

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"Alex Roytman" <nospam@domain.com> wrote in message
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Hi All,

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Sorry for posting out of topic message but this is a forum with amaizing
wealth of experience.


Our company is in the process of switching from VSS to Perforce.

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Jordan Zimmerman
Principal Software Architect
SHOP.COM
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I've a question about perforce and it's speed, compared to subversion. Some time ago I've heard, that perforce is much, much faster. But there is an interesting fact.

I used subversion installed on windows. It was damn slow. I even thought to move back to CVS. But then I switched to linux. And now it's damn fast. I cant' imagine, that commits and updates can be so fast.

So, here is the question. Perforce is fast comparing to subversion on windows or to subversion on linux?

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In article <e3gev0$lfr$1@is.intellij.net>,
"Jordan Zimmerman" <jordanz@shop.com> wrote:

"Alex Roytman" <nospam@domain.com> wrote in message
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Hi All,

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Sorry for posting out of topic message but this is a forum with amaizing
wealth of experience.


Our company is in the process of switching from VSS to Perforce.


We have been part of a number of conversions from various VCS systems to
Subversion, and have generally had good results. Those who really want
the locking behavior can get it with Subversion 3, but none of our
clients have wanted to stay with that behavior.

Scott

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Scott Ellsworth
scott@alodar.nospam.com
Java and database consulting for the life sciences

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If (got $$$)
Perforce is the best!


I can only second that.
+ P4 is absolutely robust and can handle huge repositories easily.
+ Branching/Integration/Merging features are (imho) much smarter in p4 than in CVS/SVN.
+ The latest P4V GUI client has a splendid "version graph" feature, much like ClearCase's version tree.

- no http/webdav...


There is p4web, which (I believe) can be used even for check-ins.

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