Public Access to Perforce?

Richard Coleman rcoleman at
Wed Aug 18 09:14:14 PDT 2004

Robert Watson wrote:
> Last I looked, my primary concerns with Subversion were:
> - Cost to import full FreeBSD history.
> - That it promised the multi-way branching and merging in a future 
> release, but did not yet have it.
> Do you know how things look with respect to the second issue?
> Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects 
> robert at      Principal Research Scientist, McAfee
> Research

Reading the ChangeLog for the upcoming subversion-1.1 release, it 
doesn't look like it.

My understanding is that the merge functionality in subversion is still 
about the same that is currently in CVS (although faster).

But there's no denying that subversion is getting better by the day. 
For a new project, I wouldn't hesitate to suggest subversion.  But for a 
large, existing project like *BSD there doesn't seem to be a compelling 
reason to switch (yet).  But that will change eventually.

Richard Coleman
rcoleman at

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