Version Control Systems

Rank

SVN vs CVS

  1. There is a good community around this system.

    92% 8%
    SVN 243 out of 264 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  2. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    91% 9%
    SVN 211 out of 230 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  3. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    91% 9%
    SVN 234 out of 256 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  4. This system is good for large teams.

    91% 9%
    SVN 231 out of 253 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  5. There are good hosting services for this system.

    89% 11%
    SVN 229 out of 256 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  6. This system is good at branching.

    88% 12%
    SVN 237 out of 268 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  7. This system is good for binary files.

    87% 13%
    SVN 199 out of 227 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  8. This system is good at merging.

    87% 13%
    SVN 223 out of 255 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  9. This system has good GUI tools.

    86% 14%
    SVN 205 out of 236 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  10. This system is good for small teams.

    86% 14%
    SVN 221 out of 256 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  11. Many project hosting services support this system.

    84% 16%
    SVN 208 out of 247 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  12. This system is pluggable.

    83% 17%
    SVN 180 out of 215 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  13. This system is easy to administrate.

    83% 17%
    SVN 214 out of 257 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  14. This system is good for working offline.

    82% 18%
    SVN 225 out of 273 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  15. This system is robust against data loss.

    81% 19%
    SVN 194 out of 237 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  16. This system has good integration with other tools.

    81% 19%
    SVN 198 out of 242 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  17. This system is easy to use.

    78% 22%
    SVN 215 out of 273 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  18. This system is easy to learn.

    77% 23%
    SVN 201 out of 258 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  19. I am familiar with this system.

    75% 25%
    SVN 319 out of 424 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  20. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    70% 30%
    SVN 192 out of 271 picked SVN over CVS CVS
  21. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    40% 60%
    SVN 133 out of 222 picked CVS over SVN CVS

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 SVN and CVS 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.