Version Control Systems

Rank

SVN vs Mercurial

  1. This system has good GUI tools.

    59% 41%
    SVN 119 out of 200 picked SVN over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    59% 41%
    SVN 133 out of 225 picked SVN over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. Many project hosting services support this system.

    58% 42%
    SVN 117 out of 201 picked SVN over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system has good integration with other tools.

    56% 44%
    SVN 120 out of 212 picked SVN over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    51% 49%
    SVN 99 out of 193 picked SVN over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system is easy to learn.

    49% 51%
    SVN 111 out of 220 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  7. This system is good for binary files.

    47% 53%
    SVN 96 out of 184 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  8. I am familiar with this system.

    46% 54%
    SVN 194 out of 364 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  9. This system is easy to use.

    38% 62%
    SVN 141 out of 228 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  10. There is a good community around this system.

    30% 70%
    SVN 154 out of 223 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  11. This system is easy to administrate.

    26% 74%
    SVN 160 out of 219 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  12. There are good hosting services for this system.

    26% 74%
    SVN 148 out of 202 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  13. This system is good for large teams.

    22% 78%
    SVN 169 out of 219 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  14. This system is good for small teams.

    21% 79%
    SVN 175 out of 224 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  15. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    17% 83%
    SVN 165 out of 199 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  16. This system is robust against data loss.

    17% 83%
    SVN 161 out of 194 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  17. This system is pluggable.

    15% 85%
    SVN 161 out of 190 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  18. This system is good at branching.

    12% 88%
    SVN 194 out of 221 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  19. This system is good at merging.

    7% 93%
    SVN 204 out of 221 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  20. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    7% 93%
    SVN 200 out of 216 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial
  21. This system is good for working offline.

    5% 95%
    SVN 217 out of 229 picked Mercurial over SVN Mercurial

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 Mercurial 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.