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Re: Will TortoiseSVN work in this environment?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 10:01:22 -0500

On Jan 30, 2008 9:51 AM, crimson090 <jon_at_cabot.net> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am relatively new to the Visual Studio 2005 environment, and am trying to
> incorporate TortoiseSVN into it. I know this is possible normally, but we
> have a somewhat awkward setup: We do not have a development server, so all
> work is done on the production server. We also have mostly Apple computers,
> so we have people using remote desktop to connect to the server, load Visual
> Studio, and make updates there.
> Of course this causes all sorts of problems when two people are working at
> once, because they both are modifying the same project. Even if they are
> working on different files the project still complains about file
> modifications.
> So would TortoiseSVN work in this situation? I assumed it was normally setup
> where people are working on separate machines with separate projects.

No version-control tool will help you if you keep this environment. As
I understand it, you have only one server, and one copy of your
project to work on. Installing TSVN, or PVCS, or SourceSafe, or
TeamStudio, just will not help you here. People will still clobber
each other.

Your environment, to be blunt, is completely broken for development purposes.

You need, at a minimum, the following if you want to have a stable,
somewhat mature, safe development/deployment process:

Production server
Source control server
Individual workspace for each developer to code/test in
Development server and/or the ability for each developer to
compile/test their own code changes independently (typically, for a
web app, this means being able to run the app on their desktop)

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