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Comment on "Preview of Versions SVN Client"
by Erik — Jun 01
There are some pretty disparaging remarks toward SVN, which I think are largely baseless - if you don't need an SVN client, then for now, it doesn't sound like Versions is for you. While many of the superstar bloggers may be using to more sophisticated VCS systems like Mercurial or git, that doesn't mean that a good SVN client isn't going to be useful for a very large number of developers.

With that said, I have to confess that I will not be using SVN at all for any work I do outside of my day job - git is just so much more powerful, simpler, and efficient (storage-wise) than SVN. The best things SVN has going for it are popularity and maturity, and the 3rd-party tools support that comes with those, but in time I expect git will have that as well.

@Jens - I too don't care for the fact that a git installation litters my ~/bin directory with Perl scripts, but git has shown itself to be an incredibly solid VCS system. As for "fiddly C code" and developer ego, well, I'd be without the majority of the tools and software that I use every day if I used those as criteria for choosing them. Python ftw and all, but I'm not going to turn down a great product simply because it's not written in my preferred language.

@Ulai - The reason you might want to use Versions instead of the XCode version-control tools is that not everyone uses XCode for programming. For example, I use TextMate and Flex Builder for most of the development at my day job, so it wouldn't make sense to launch XCode as my SVN client at work. The command line SVN tools are great, but it looks like Versions will offer some nice features and obviate the need for the command line for many tasks.
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