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KDE Switches from CVS to Subversion

The KDE Desktop project has now switched from keeping the source code repository in CVS to Subversion. This is the biggest software project and the first desktop project that has chosen Subversion so far.

How do you maintain a few million lines of code from thousands of developers? CVS is a good choice that has been used by the KDE desktop for years. Now they have switched to Subversion. Subversion (SVN) is said to be faster and better than CVS, which is probably true being Subversion was developed by the same people who made CVS because they realized that the limitations CVS had would be too hard to fix compared to doing a new, similar project from scratch.

Subversion is not yet supported by the Open Source community at SourceForge, but it is available at Berlios.


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