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Re: Subversion vs. VSS

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-11-08 12:06:14 CET

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 02:25:39PM -0600, Kevin Meinert wrote:
> > waiting to destroy your work. I have been told that even Microsoft
> > does not use VSS internally. I do not know if that statement is true,
> > but no Microsoft engineer with whom I'm acquainted uses it.
> They use something close to CVS (a command line tool). called squish or
> something I can't remember. but I had a friend show it to me once when I
> was at microsoft visiting.

It was called SLM ("slime"). Very, very fast. But it also sucked pretty
hard, thus the nickname.

As already reported in this thread, Microsoft has moved to a (private,
internally-developed) Perforce derivative named SourceDepot.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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