CVS or Subversion?
By Roman Strobl on VIII 30, 2005
Here are results of the versioning system survey we did on December 2004. I wonder how much these numbers have changed since this survey, at that time CVS was used by approx. 80% of responders, while SVN was used by approx. 35% of them.
Some people think CVS is dead - so why to invest time and energy in the improvements? Well, SVN is obviously replacing CVS but a lot of people and companies still use CVS. It takes some time before SVN is offerred on sites like sourceforge, so I believe CVS is still used today for more projects than SVN. This implies that good CVS support is important.
The ratio is going to change in the future and that's why we see creating SVN support with better IDE integration as a priority right after new CVS support is stabilized. In meanwhile, you can of course still use the usual SVN support in NetBeans. Not as fabulous as the new CVS... but we'll get there, it just takes time.