|Re: [eclipse.org-committers] Installing SVN|
And, with SVN, old revisions are always kept. This might be good in some ways, but mostly it's problematic. The effect is that when someone checks in something that violates IP cleanliness rules or that was just plain wrong, we have to dump the whole repository, filter the text file with the SVN tools, and reload it. This is slow and error prone. The repository is unusable while we do that, and something fairly often breaks in the tooling while doing this (ask the Technology people), with the not unlikely possibility of toasting the repository and having to try again.