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Re: testimonials

From: Jared Silva <jayrod_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-08 02:30:34 CET

Craig Schroeder wrote:
> Wasn't sure if you wanted testimonials to go to your personal email
> Stefan, so I chose the mailing list.
>
> I work as a Systems Analyst (i.e. requirements procurement/management)
> for a $1.8 billion (US est.) education media conglomerate at the
> corporate level. Only one systems analysis group at one of our business
> units (~$400 million US) has adopted T/SVN as of yet. I was part of
> this group at the time and was tasked with researching version control
> and requirements management tools for adoption.
>
> I chose T/SVN for the following reasons:
> 1. Directory/Whole Repository versioning.
> 2. Efficient resource usage (cost, network).
> 3. Excellent and extensive documentation.
> 4. Covered requirements for our needs (we had several solutions hanging
> around that were unsatisfactory for one reason or another including
> ClearCase, Documentum, and more).
>
> I chose TSVN for the following additional reasons:
> 1. Ease of use.
> 2. Mailing list quality (have even participated at times).
> 3. An extremely low (and sometimes negative!) ATITSTFAB.
> 4. Word doc diff script included.
>
> There are 10 people with r/w access to a repository that contains ~500
> .doc & .xls files that make up the requirements and configuration
> documents for one particular content delivery platform. I also use it
> for my personal PHP application development. We have used every access
> protocol except svn+ssh and https. Currently we are preparing to
> migrate from svn to http to make use of SSPI authentication (a huge
> plus).
>
> I fully expect to extend T/SVN across all business units for systems
> analysis and we expect the Java web application development team for the
> aforementioned business unit to migrate from CVS to SVN as soon as they
> get time, allowing us to store requirements and code in the same place.
>
> As for issues with TSVN, we don't really have any. In short, I'm a huge
> advocate for TSVN and feel like this is one of the cleanest, most well
> run open source projects available.
>
> Craig Schroeder
>

I work as a Systems Engineer, but I have a B.S. in Electrical and
Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science.

As a Systems Engineer, most of my deliverables are Word (and sometimes
Excel) documents. Being able to diff Word documents as easily as text
documents is a great advantage to me as well.

The diff and merge scripts do need work, and various (minor)
TortoiseSVN issues also need work, but I plan to contribute to all of
this when I find the time.

--Jared

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Received on Wed Nov 8 02:30:43 2006

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