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Re: Subversion vs. VSS

From: Brandon Ehle <azverkan_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-08 04:04:01 CET

Mark Grosberg wrote:

>Bryce Schober wrote:
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>>Mark wrote:
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>>>It's pretty telling that Microsoft doesn't use it for the Windows source.
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>>So what *do* they use? Anyone know?
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>AFAIK they use something called "SourceDepot", which I believe they had
>custom written / contracted out. Somewhere there is a paper by Mark
>Lucovsky about the change in development environment. In the NT 3.51 days
>they had a home-made system that had no branching support and AFAIK,
>didn't keep deltas.
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As per this quote:

"The article in [
http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix-win2000/invitedtalks/lucovsky_html/
<http://discuss.fogcreek.com/redirect.asp?http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix-win2000/invitedtalks/lucovsky_html/>
] discusses what used to be and what currently is happening in
Microsoft. Basically, they had an awful system (which, legend tells,
was a home-grown system that ran on OS/2 machines no one dared touch
because they worked), outgrew it, and switched to SourceDepot, which is
a (possibly customized for Microsoft) version of Perforce."

Ori Berger
<http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=newmailform&ixPost=6470>
Wednesday, April 17, 2002

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