Schmidt, Maik wrote:
> I'm currently evaluating CVS and Subversion for deployment in the
> R&D-Department I'm working in. We have only a small codebase with
> very few projects and we are only three persons working with that so
> I could convince my superior that we could easily use an open source
> solution. Fine. After comparing CVS with Subversion I thought
I'd say that open source solutions in this area are even better suited
for bigger projects with more developers! Or would you really use e.g.
VSS for a really big project? Even MS now doesn't recommend it anymore
for bigger projects! (If you don't believe it: read the new docs for
VS.NET2005 and the TeamSystem package).
> Problem: My superiors demands that the version management we will be
> using has the possibility to tell the user that a file is in use by
> someone other. With (Tortoise)CVS you can activate something like
> "check out write protected" and then de-protect the files for editing
> -- with that you can see if someone is working with a file. He
> doesn't want this lock to be a true lock, he just wants a possibility
> to see if someone other is working at that file already.
If you can wait another month or two (but not more!), then Subversion
will have locking support. Today, the locking stuff got merged from the
branch to trunk which means it reached a pretty stable state. The plan
(as mentioned on the Subversion mailing list) is to create the first RC
branch for the locking stuff (version 1.2) in about two weeks. Then,
depending on bugs discovered, the version 1.2 will be released in
another 2-4 weeks.
> Well. I've taken a look into the Subversion book and I've read the
> online help for TortoiseSVN and haven't found a feature which could
> satisfy the demand of my superior.
> So, just to be sure I haven't overlooked something: Is there a
> possibility to solve the descriped problem with Subversion and
> especially with TortoiseSVN or do I have to propose the use of CVS?
Not yet, but as mentioned above: you can have full locking support in
about 4-6 weeks.
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Received on Tue Mar 22 17:28:26 2005