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What is the difference between CVS and SVN on eclipse ID?
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bloodredsun earned 400 total points
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CVS - Concurrent Version System - http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,289893,sid9_gci211874,00.html
SVN - Subversion - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion_%28software%29

They are 2 similar systems that allows developers versioning control but SVN is newer and designed to address certain perceived weaknesses in CVS

See here for a direct comparison http://www.pushok.com/soft_svn_vscvs.php
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actonwang earned 100 total points
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svn and cvs are all open source version control system.

svn was created due to some lack of features in cvs. You can say that a lot of people are gradually moving from cvs to svn and I already did.

I suggest that you go directy to svn and cvs is considered outdated (though still used in many places):
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thanks acton but what has your answer added from my earlier one as yours seems to be mostly a repetition? (And did you check that link as it is currently down)
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This is official site. Don't ask me why it is not up now. It will be on eventually. Be patient.

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