SVN timing

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Wed Mar 23 22:00:05 GMT 2005

Hi all,

On Wednesday 23 March 2005 10:32, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Hi!
> Now that we have the new hard discs, nothing stops
> us from converting to subversion - beside ourselves.
> I'm not sure if waiting for KDE 3.4.1 is needed - I finally
> want to have a merge command that works ;)
> After all the performance tweaking Oswald and I did, it
> takes less than 12 hours to convert. So if I take
> readonly at 8am, we can have an uptodate at
> 8pm. We just need to decide on the day. Any suggestions?

I know svn has real advantages over cvs, and converting the server takes only 
12 hours.
Have also the other issues been considered ?
-is svn now actually fast enough ? From previous mails it seems it's 
significantly slower than cvs. Is this true ?
-is it mature enough ? (the segfault, the problems you found during testing, 
and the time the switch will consume:
every developer has to:
-find out its cvs password again (0..X h), how ?
-learn to use svn ( 1 h )
-recheckout everything ( > 2 h), not everybody has >= DSL
-recompile everything ( > 4 h)
-> makes maybe 200 devs x 8 h = 1600 h = 10 men month

So, we really do want to switch, don't we ?

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