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Re: Subversion vs AccuRev

Author Purple Streak <mrpurplestreak at googlemail dot com>
Full name Purple Streak <mrpurplestreak at googlemail dot com>
Date 2009-10-12 04:34:33 PDT
Message 2009/10/11 Andreas Magnusson <andreas.ch.magnu​sson at home dot se>:
>
> Well', I've had to use AccuRev at work, and I just don't like it. First
> of all they seemed to have to redefine all the actions we're used to.
> Like "Delete". Uh uh, it cannot be named "Delete", so we call it
> "Defunct". Now, all you Americans probably have a good graps what that
> really means, but why not call it "Delete"?
> They have a bad UI, a bad Eclipse integration and no working Windows
> Explorer integration (on a 64-bit version that is).
> Subversion has it all. I've come to the conclusion that to gauge the
> maturity of a SCM product *on Windows* simply see if they have a working
> Windows Explorer integration for 64-bit XP/Vista.
>
> Oh, and these streams with "auto-merge", pure evil. Because everything
> works automatically until you have a merge conflict, then you have to do
> it by hand anyway. So why not merge/synch when you feel up for it/ready?
> That way you know to look for conflicts, instead of having to fire up
> the UI, and look for overlaps, oh, and don't forget to look for
> deep-overlaps also. There is probably a good *technical* reason for the
> two, but as a user I just don't care.

We had a good look at SCM systems before moving to SVN and had similar
views. Accurev has a lot of promise, but it costs a lot and for us
the UI just wasn't there, it's just not very usable (which is a shame
as I think the whole eclipse ui was quite new. They should just sit
and watch new users try to use it). I could just imagine people
coming to me and complaining that they can't use and don't understand
it so why did we pay $1000s for it. I _think_ there's an almost really
good backend there (but again needs some tweaks so you can reuse names
of streams/workspaces) but it just doesn't quite warrant the price
IMHO.

The terminology is just different from anything else for no reason
sometimes (streams vs branches I almost get, but the rest if just
gratuitous change).

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Subversion vs AccuRev mci84078 Bryan Wilkins 2009-10-08 08:00:45 PDT
     Re: Subversion vs AccuRev Stephen Connolly <stephen dot alan dot connolly at gmail dot com> Stephen Connolly <stephen dot alan dot connolly at gmail dot com> 2009-10-08 08:16:56 PDT
         RE: Re: Subversion vs AccuRev jtalbott James Talbott 2009-10-08 09:43:15 PDT
             Re: Re: Subversion vs AccuRev dextrous Dextrous 2009-10-08 09:52:55 PDT
                 Re: Re: Subversion vs AccuRev jtalbott James Talbott 2009-10-08 10:04:26 PDT
                     Re: Subversion vs AccuRev Stephen Connolly <stephen dot alan dot connolly at gmail dot com> Stephen Connolly <stephen dot alan dot connolly at gmail dot com> 2009-10-08 14:24:54 PDT
         RE: Subversion vs AccuRev "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> "Bolstridge, Andrew" <andy dot bolstridge at intergraph dot com> 2009-10-08 10:13:27 PDT
             Re: Subversion vs AccuRev Brett Coon <brett dot coon at gmail dot com> Brett Coon <brett dot coon at gmail dot com> 2009-10-08 12:41:39 PDT
                 Re: Subversion vs AccuRev qu1j0t3 Toby Thain 2009-10-22 19:00:19 PDT
         RE: Re: Subversion vs AccuRev deepakv Deepak V. 2009-10-13 07:57:55 PDT
         RE: Re: Subversion vs AccuRev deepakv Deepak V. 2009-10-13 08:00:25 PDT
     Re: Subversion vs AccuRev John Waycott <javajohn at cox dot net> John Waycott <javajohn at cox dot net> 2009-10-09 07:51:01 PDT
     Re: Subversion vs AccuRev Andreas Magnusson <andreas dot ch dot magnusson at home dot se> Andreas Magnusson <andreas dot ch dot magnusson at home dot se> 2009-10-11 11:21:08 PDT
         Re: Subversion vs AccuRev Purple Streak <mrpurplestreak at googlemail dot com> Purple Streak <mrpurplestreak at googlemail dot com> 2009-10-12 04:34:33 PDT
     Re: Subversion vs AccuRev fweimer Florian Weimer 2009-10-21 01:31:02 PDT
         Re: Subversion vs AccuRev Stephen Connolly <stephen dot alan dot connolly at gmail dot com> Stephen Connolly <stephen dot alan dot connolly at gmail dot com> 2009-10-21 01:50:59 PDT
             Re: Subversion vs AccuRev fweimer Florian Weimer 2009-10-21 01:58:53 PDT
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