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FW: Re: Subversion advocacy

From: Walter Nicholls <walter.nicholls_at_cornerstone.co.nz>
Date: 2004-01-12 23:02:08 CET

 You know, I think I am in the reply-to-considered-beneficial camp!

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
Sent: Tuesday, 13 January 2004 10:58 a.m.
To: Walter Nicholls
Subject: RE: Re: Subversion advocacy

Did you mean to send this to the list, not just me? :-)

On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 04:47, Walter Nicholls wrote:
> >> there who like/need GUIs. TortoiseSVN, great. Subclipse, great
> is
> >> that actively being maintained?
> > TortoiseSVN is very popular. Subclipse is getting there. Both are
> > active projects.
> Tortoise is getting use here, it seems quite stable, and it is updated
> promptly for each release of Subversion. Subclipse the last released
> edition was against Subversion 0.31 and doesn't work with Eclipse 3.0?
> However I know the source code has been changing, I just haven't been
> brave enough to try compiling it myself.
> The biggest lack so far is any stable and complete SCC API interface
> what Microsoft IDEs and many others require). This looks like it will
> change, however, and I'm not just being hopefully optimistic. In the
> past, there has been problems with SCC projects having short lives.
> guessing this is because of the NDA requirement imposed on the source
> code. This round there is a group of people getting involved, so if
> person gets weary it shouldn't matter to the project, (plus we may be
> able to get a software development house to 'sponsor' it for the long
> term.)
> > Find a smallish project in your company, and do a "pilot" test of
> > Subversion. See how it works out.
> That's what we have done. It works out just 'bootiful'. However only
> about 3 developers and the repository is around 25MB (if you discount
> logs) .. I know there are much bigger out there.
> All new projects are being created in Subversion, but 1.0 is close
> enough now that I'll wait until March to move any of the existing
> SourceSafe repositories.
> - Walter

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