Version Control Systems

Rank

CVS vs SVN

  1. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    59% 41%
    CVS 133 out of 222 picked CVS over SVN SVN
  2. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    29% 71%
    CVS 192 out of 271 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  3. I am familiar with this system.

    24% 76%
    CVS 319 out of 424 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  4. This system is easy to learn.

    22% 78%
    CVS 201 out of 258 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  5. This system is easy to use.

    21% 79%
    CVS 215 out of 273 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  6. This system has good integration with other tools.

    18% 82%
    CVS 198 out of 242 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  7. This system is robust against data loss.

    18% 82%
    CVS 194 out of 237 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  8. This system is good for working offline.

    17% 83%
    CVS 225 out of 273 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  9. This system is easy to administrate.

    16% 84%
    CVS 214 out of 257 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  10. This system is pluggable.

    16% 84%
    CVS 180 out of 215 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  11. Many project hosting services support this system.

    15% 85%
    CVS 208 out of 247 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  12. This system is good for small teams.

    13% 87%
    CVS 221 out of 256 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  13. This system has good GUI tools.

    13% 87%
    CVS 205 out of 236 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  14. This system is good at merging.

    12% 88%
    CVS 223 out of 255 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  15. This system is good for binary files.

    12% 88%
    CVS 199 out of 227 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  16. This system is good at branching.

    11% 89%
    CVS 237 out of 268 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  17. There are good hosting services for this system.

    10% 90%
    CVS 229 out of 256 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  18. This system is good for large teams.

    8% 92%
    CVS 231 out of 253 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  19. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    8% 92%
    CVS 234 out of 256 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  20. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    8% 92%
    CVS 211 out of 230 picked SVN over CVS SVN
  21. There is a good community around this system.

    7% 93%
    CVS 243 out of 264 picked SVN over CVS SVN

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between CVS and SVN to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.