[Laszlo-dev] A question for potential contributors
mika.goeckel at gmx.de
Sat Jan 7 03:12:17 PST 2006
I don't know P4, having worked only with PVCS, ClearCase, CVS and with SVN.
I personally think it doesn't matter much if the tools you use are
OpenSource to contribute to OpenSource. See IntelliJ IDEA for example.
It's not OpenSource but is used by a lot of folks in the community I know.
What matter's more is how good the integration of the repo is with the
most spread IDEs (which I think are Eclipse and IDEA).
CVS Support is built in (and it is very good). Most of the potential
developers will have SVN plug ins already installed (Subclipse is very
If you go with SVN, there will nearly be nobody having any questions, if
you choose P4, they will have to get a plugin and will potentially need
support on how to connect to the repo. As I understand the Perforce
licensing modell you may also need to have your contributors to sign the
P4 end user license agreement....
I'm not a SVN expert, but regarding your corrupted DB problems, you
might have a look on SVN's file-system based repository, which is known
to work better in some situations.
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