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Subversion misses (was RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam)

Author "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com>
Full name "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com>
Date 2009-05-19 00:40:30 PDT
Message > -----Original Message-----
> From: David Weintraub [mailto:qazwart at gmail dot com]
> Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 6:05 PM
> To: webpost at tigris dot org
> Cc: users at subversion dot tigris dot org; Greg Thomas
> Subject: Re: Subversion vs. StarTeam
>
>
> Hits:

All nice :)

>
> Misses:
> * Really needs the ability to tag even if tag is just an alias to
> revision number.

This made me think (at the risk of reopening old wounds) wouldn't it be really, really easy to keep a file on the server that stored a list of text 'tags' and a corresponding revision number? Then you can very easily 'tag' the repository (thanks to the excellent concept that the revision number refers to a unique point-in-time) and retrieve a fixed snapshot using a descriptive term instead of having to remember the revnum.


> * Can be slow on Windows with virus protection on.
> * Complex URL scheme makes diffing between branches or tags
> difficult.

I've not found this to be a miss too much, my branches are always closely related, so changing the location is just a matter of modifying the url slightly.


> * Properties are unsearchable. You can't say "Find me the revision
> with this property on it.

True, perhaps this is something to be fixed in a tool, like a clucene search. It'd be great to integrate such an index in the repository however, but there are one or two webapps that sit on top of subversion to provide this kind of searching (shame they all seem to be written in Java, like SupoSE or opengrok)


> * No easy way to remove history of either an entire file in the
> repository or a set of revisions.

Yes, obliterate must be the single number 1 request. Even obliterate-lite that removed the contents would be sufficient.


> * Merging and merge tracking ability is still a bit weak.

I'm not too convinced this is a miss either - except for tree conflicts, it's not so bad. Maybe if you're merging all over the place, but I find the mergeinfo works for me. Perhaps I don’t stress the merging capabilities too much, but then if I did, I'd be stressing my limited capabilites too :)

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Subversion vs. StarTeam Greg Thomas <thomasgd at omc dot bt dot co dot uk> Greg Thomas <thomasgd at omc dot bt dot co dot uk> 2004-08-05 02:13:14 PDT
     RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam webpost at tigris dot org webpost at tigris dot org 2009-05-15 12:43:42 PDT
         RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam "Talkov Roger" <Roger dot Talkov at uc4 dot com> "Talkov Roger" <Roger dot Talkov at uc4 dot com> 2009-05-15 15:57:35 PDT
         Re: Subversion vs. StarTeam David Weintraub <qazwart at gmail dot com> David Weintraub <qazwart at gmail dot com> 2009-05-18 08:57:59 PDT
             Subversion misses (was RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam) "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> 2009-05-19 00:40:30 PDT
                 Re: Subversion misses (was RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam) David Weintraub <qazwart at gmail dot com> David Weintraub <qazwart at gmail dot com> 2009-05-19 07:12:22 PDT
                     RE: Subversion misses (was RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam) "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> 2009-05-19 08:27:32 PDT
                         Re: Subversion misses (was RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-05-20 02:54:02 PDT
                             Re: Subversion misses (was RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam) stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-05-20 03:10:55 PDT
                             RE: Subversion misses (was RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam) "Reedick, Andrew" <jr9445 at ATT dot COM> "Reedick, Andrew" <jr9445 at ATT dot COM> 2009-05-21 09:36:18 PDT
                     RE: Subversion misses (was RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam) "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> 2009-05-20 00:20:48 PDT
             RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> 2009-10-22 02:06:14 PDT
     RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam webpost at tigris dot org webpost at tigris dot org 2009-05-15 12:52:10 PDT
         RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam "James Greene" <jgreene at collab dot net> "James Greene" <jgreene at collab dot net> 2009-05-15 13:34:17 PDT
             Re: Subversion vs. StarTeam levyam Andy Levy 2009-05-15 13:42:19 PDT
     RE: Subversion vs. StarTeam webpost at tigris dot org webpost at tigris dot org 2009-05-18 05:05:36 PDT
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