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Re: Subversion advocacy

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-01-12 22:51:11 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> More name drops? Jim Blandy was an original designer of Subversion. He
>and Karl Fogel co-founded Cyclic software, one of the earliest CVS
>support companies. Jim now supports the GNU toolchain (gdb and friends)
>full time. Greg Stein, another SVN designer, wrote mod_dav for Apache,
>which is widely used in both open-source and commercial WebDAV software
>now. We also have a bunch of core Apache people working on Subversion.

Thanks for the info.

> Find a smallish project in your company, and do a "pilot" test of
>Subversion. See how it works out.

I'm definitely looking for us to perform a "spike" of Subversion before
committing to using it, yes. Problem with small projects that have been
successful is we need to ramp up to "seriously big" quite quickly. Our
repository is over 10k files, and we're looking at getting to over a
hundred developers on multiple continents. The spike would ideally be
done by a remote team over whatever connectivity we end up with (VPN
most likely, it's actually easier than sorting an internet-facing Apache


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