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Re: Subversion vs Mercurial for test suite repository

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 15:44:55 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTindpmkegR2T-jAgjWuFNffRzaV93g@mail.gmail.com>
To: css21testsuite@gtalbot.org
Cc: "Linss, Peter" <peter.linss@hp.com>, Public CSS test suite mailing list <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
2011/5/10 "GĂ©rard Talbot" <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>:
> I am looking at KPackageKit (main KDE software management system)
> softwares under "Developer tools" category and there are a bunch of
> softwares supposed to support VCS, others CVS (eg Cervisia
> http://cervisia.kde.org/ ) . If only I would be sure if CVS is the same
> as VCS.
>
> CVS: Concurrent Versioning System ? Concurrent Versions System ?
>
> VCS: Versioning Control System ? Version Control System ?
>
> (newcomer question): Overall, what is the relationship between CVS (or
> VCS) and SVN?

"VCS" is the general term for version control systems.  "CVS" (for
Concurrent Versioning System) is a particular type of VCS, and a
pretty old one at this point.  "SVN" (short for Subversion) is another
type of VCS that was created to be better than CVS.  We now also have
a few "DVCS" (the D is for "Distributed") like Hg/Mercurial and Git.

~TJ
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