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Re: bringing version control into the company [semi-OT]

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2004-02-04 09:08:57 CET

On Tuesday 03 February 2004 22:30, Christian Sauer wrote:
[advocating revision control]

Apart from things already mentioned, the first thing to worry about is to
determine whether RC is really necessary. Remember, RC is a means, not a
 You could try to show people when and how they could have benefitted from it
in the past. Especially being able to look at yesterday's sources has proven
to be invaluably for us(handful of SW developers) when something broke.

Another point is teamplay: having a central repository for stuff means people
can track others' work. No need to go next door (or make an annoying
phonecall if that person is on vacation) when you need current sources to
 You said that half of your people already adopted the idea as positive. Their
reasons might coerce the others to accept this change, though perhaps
grudingly. If you're sure that they will benefit from it in the end, it won't
matter though.

A last point is that a central repository is easier to backup. Not sure if
that is important for you, but for us some customers demand(yes!) that we
have a revision system (pharma companies are extremely picky in that



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