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Re: Commercial Users of Subversion: LET ME KNOW

From: Robert Zeh <rzeh_at_efs-us.com>
Date: 2004-07-23 18:59:37 CEST

I manage a 13 member application development group for a trading firm.
There are about 9 other developers outside the group, and some others,
so we have about 20 people using our subversion repository.

For the past 10 years we used SCCS. It was very frustrating --- files
could not be renamed or moved, developers would forget about locks they
had acquired, and remote development was next to impossible. SCCS also
made our limited Windows development painful (we are a Unix shop).

Since we switched to subversion things have been much better. Our
entire history was transported into our Subversion repository, so none
of our history was lost. I wrote a Python script to transform it
directly from SCCS to Subversion, and it was painless.

Conflicts have been very rare. The ability to easily branch has been
very useful; developers can make commits to branches without breaking
other people's code. It's easier to see what people are working on as
the commits hit our internal commit mailing list. Since we tag each
release, we're able to determine which source code contributed to a
release. TortiseSVN makes Windows development easy (no more ftping
files over, or trying to build on a remotely mounted samba drive).

Robert Zeh
Manager, Application Development
Error Free Software

Darren_Enns@cwb.ca wrote:

> Hello, I am new to this list. I have been participating in a 'proof
> of concept' project to implement Subversion into our company's
> computer environment.
> Everything is going fine, and everyone involved is very impressed with
> Subversion, except that we have hit a 'snag' in our plans -- the
> 'conservative' nature of our company will probably refuse the move to
> Subversion -- and pick 'CVS' instead -- since we don't want to be the
> 'first guys on the block' that use Subversion for mission-critical
> non-open-source project development.
> I have till this Friday to look for evidence that there are
> 'commercial' users of Subversion that are using it for
> 'mission-critical' development and are happy with it. The
> 'testimonials' page on the Subversion website contains lots of good
> 'open source' users, but I need testimonials from 'commercial' users.
> If you think you can help me, please let me know ASAP! I am
> desperate! :)
> Thanks!
> Dare

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