Re: Version control systems (Re: Renewed my site)

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2007-01-13 20:54:34

On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 04:12:51PM +0100, wrote:
> >BTW: We are using TortoiseSVN in the company to access the subversion
> >repository. Unfortunately it is a Windows only client, but apart  
> >from that it is really great. Even I - as a dedicated command line
> >hacker - have to admit that. Windows users may want to give it a try.
> Partially similar thing is available for OS X. But I use it actually  
> only to have an eye-candy and occasional alert when browsing file  
> trees that something is in an unexpected state (forgot to commit?).  
> Normally it's all command line here.

This is drifting away from Commodores, but there is no need to leave
Emacs.  Although the file-based revision control commands do not work
with Subversion, M-x svn-status works rather nicely, especially the
command "E" to highlight changes in Emacs diff.  However, I usually
do commits on the command line, after carefully examining the output
of "svn status" and "svn diff".

> What I still dislike in SVN, even after some time of getting used to
> it, is the revision numbering per _repository_ rather than per
> project. I prefer not to maintain a growing number of repositories

I understand your pain, since we have a lot of branches in our main
repository at work.

However, there is not that much per-repository overhead in SVN, at least
if you use the FSFS backend.  At home, I have a separate repository for
each project (my home page, and various pieces of software).


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