svk 2.0 Beta 1 review

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svk is a decentralized version control system written in Perl

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Chia-liang Kao
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svk is a decentralized version control system written in Perl. svk project uses the Subversion filesystem but provides additional, powerful features. svk was originally developed by ChiaLiangKao, with the help from SVKPeople and generous SVKSponsors.

Here are some key features of "svk":
svk uses the subversion fs library. the SVN::XD module is a svn_wc (working copy) replacement (XD is character increment of WC).
SVN::XD does not use the .svn for checkout meta-data. it uses Data::Hierarchy for storing per-directory meta-data in a compact way. Read about WhyXD.
svk uses svm (svn mirror) for retrieving remote repositories (via ra) to a certain point of the local repository. There are plans to integrate svm and vcp so we have instant ability to branch remote cvs or perforce.
the depot spec is like : . ~/.svk/config holds a depotmap hash for mapping depotname (which could be empty) to a path containing a subversion repository.
when committing (or merging) into the mirrored directory, svm provides a commit editor for svk to use. the merge brings changes from local to remote repository if there's no conflict.
using a local repository holding the subversion tree for benchmark, svk checkout time is 3 times faster than svn.

What's New in 1.07 Stable Release:
A patch generation failure and an infinite loop in "svk revert //path" were fixed.

What's New in 2.0 Beta 1 Development Release:
Debugging and logging were cleaned up.
Checkout copy relocating was fixed.
Support for subversion libraries prior to 1.3.0 was removed.

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