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Re: Is tortoisesvn OVERKILL or just MISDIRECTED?

From: Ron Wilson <ronw.mrmx_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:29:20 -0400

TortoiseSVN is easy to use. Sure, it probably has more features than
you need, but that does not automatically make it overkill. I would
use it for my own projects, but TSVN is Windows only. (I do use SVN,
though. The Geany IDE supports SVN and I do SVN administration tasks
from the command line.)

It's possible to argue that any version control system beyond making
regular backups of your working sources and documentation is overkill.
Especially when you consider that a VCS does not releive you of making
back ups.

A good VCS will make keeping track of revisions much easier. With SVN
(and, therefore, TSVN), for example, a single version number will
allow you to reconstruct your working sources with a single, simple
command. And, as long as you commit all your changes before doing a
release build, you will - 99% of the time - be able to reconstruct any
release from just that number.

(I say 99% because, if you are using branches, you might not be able
to determin which branch just from the revision history.)

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 4:01 PM, Richard Owlett <rowlett_at_pcnetinc.com> wrote:
> I know that I *NEED* some sort of version control.
> I suspect that "tortoisesvn" is wrong choice.
> does *OVERKILL* ring bell? *LOL*

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