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Re: Subversion vs. VSS

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2003-11-10 17:06:43 CET

Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) wrote:

>I, for one, have never seen VSS used, but one guy on my team here says he's
>used it, and hated it. 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? I'd like to
>have a document to pass around to a few key people (some of whom are big
>open-source fans) but I'm not qualified to write it myself, having never
>used VSS.
VSS tends to get picked because people have used it, and departments
have licences for it already (I think you get bundled licences with
various bits of Visual Studio). I think it's pretty useless, don't like
the enforced exclusive locking (plenty of going to ask other people to
unlock files you want to work on) and never used the integration anyhow
(was doing Java).

The most fun thing I've found is that if you set the clock on your
client PC forward a week, then commit a change, no-one else will see the
change until next week. Nice. Logic-timebomb anyone?


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