Public Access to Perforce?

Brad Knowles brad at
Mon Aug 30 02:15:41 PDT 2004

At 10:05 AM +0100 2004-08-30, Doug Rabson quoted David O'Brien:

>>                        For what the project uses Perforce for, SVN
>>  would offer nothing.
>  True. That doesn't mean that subversion isn't better than CVS though.

	That's not the point.  The point is that subversion is not better 
than Perforce, at least for the functions for which the FreeBSD 
project uses Perforce.

	The debate is not between Perforce vs. CVS or subversion vs. CVS, 
but whether subversion or Perforce is a better replacement for CVS 
for certain specific functions.  This is a debate that can only 
reasonably occur between people who actually understand both 
alternative tools to a sufficient degree.

	I think that the point being made by David O'Brien was that there 
were a lot of people standing up and being indignant about the way 
subversion was being treated in this discussion but then saying that 
they didn't know how it compared to Perforce.  This is 
counter-productive, to say the least.

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