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Re: Subversion vs. VSS

From: Mark <mark_at_msdhub.com>
Date: 2003-11-07 19:24:26 CET

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor)" <wadswore@fhu.disa.mil>

> Has anyone writtem a document doing a feature
> comparison? How about a usability comparison? Is there a URL that compares
> Subversion with VSS, showing relative strengths and weaknesses?
> Thanks in advance!
> --- Eric

Not a document, but I can tell you this: if you go looking for help with
VSS, you'll quickly find that there's only 1 (one) book ever written about
it (which is a couple of versions back and now out of print) and anyone who
will consult on VSS will offer the same first advice: "Get rid of VSS for

VSS has big problems with repository corruption, and even MS recommends that
you keep repositories smallish. The repository fixer doesn't always fix
broken repositories.

It's pretty telling that Microsoft doesn't use it for the Windows source.


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