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Re: Subversion vs. VSS

From: Barry Scott <barry_at_barrys-emacs.org>
Date: 2003-11-08 11:54:49 CET

Looks to me that SourceSafe and Perforce and not that much different in price,
certainly in volume. And the hidden costs of SourceSafe make Perforce cheap.

Barry

At 07-11-2003 23:39, Garrett Rooney wrote:

>On Nov 7, 2003, at 5:24 PM, Chris Thomas wrote:
>
>>
>>On Nov 7, 2003, at 12:21 PM, Kevin Meinert wrote:
>>
>>>One advantage (only one I can see) is that VSS manages binary files well,
>>>i.e. it has exclusive locking. For this reason I would choose it over CVS
>>>or subversion at this point, though SVN will have it after 1.0.
>>
>>I think Perforce would be a much better choice than VSS. Perforce
>>operates almost exclusively on exclusive locking, although you can graft
>>CVS-style merges onto it with external tools. Perforce may be expensive,
>>though.
>
>Um, that's not true. Well, the expensive part is true, but the 'almost
>exclusively on exclusive locking' isn't. While perforce will inform you
>when another user is editing a file when you run 'p4 edit', nothing stops
>you from doing so by default, and there is built in merge support that is
>quite good. It does have an exclusive locking mode, but in my experience
>using it is not the common case (except for binary files).
>
>-garrett
>
>
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