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Re: Commercial Users of Subversion: LET ME KNOW

From: William Nagel <bill_at_stagelogic.com>
Date: 2004-07-26 21:04:03 CEST

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I know it's after Friday, so this may not be any use to you anymore,
but I just got to your email, and figure if nothing else this may help
others in the same situation.

I'm the technology lead for a small linux-based development company.
We've been using Subversion since I lead a changeover from CVS shortly
after SVN became self-hosting. It has been rock-solid, and to date
we've never lost a single revision. The migration from CVS was
seamless, and we were able to quickly eliminate our CVS repository
completely. We've also found its flexibility to be invaluable in
supporting rapid changes of direction on a project, as well as a
variety of development processes, depending on the needs of individual
projects. If you use any XP-style development procedures, CVS will be
a boat anchor around the rest of your process.

In addition to lots of experience bending SVN to my will in a rapidly
evolving development environment, I'm also currently working on a book
about using SVN as a part of the software development process. The
book is still in a relatively early stage, but I've done a lot of work
on it related to how SVN can fit into both a corporate and open source
process. If there's anything I can do to help you or anyone else
convince their own powers-that-be of the usefulness of SVN in a
particular environment, feel free to email me privately, in addition to
anything you may send to the SVN list.

- -Bill Nagel

On Jul 21, 2004, at 9:48 AM, 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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