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Re: looking for references on the evil that is *CVS*

From: Steve Greenland <steveg_at_lsli.com>
Date: 2005-01-06 20:57:48 CET

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 01:23:38PM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> there's one point i wanted to expand on ever so slightly. mostly,
> what i was interested in was a definitive list of why VSS is a piece
> of cr*p, because i think a list like that has definite value.
> [*snip*]
> but i suspect that wouldn't be a convincing argument for a lot of
> PHBs since, if they're not intimately involved in the ongoing
> management of the version control system, they may not be aware of the
> perpetual agony that the administrators go through constantly
> recovering corrupted data.

IMO, if (the previously posted, I'm sure you've read it)

   http://www.highprogrammer.com/alan/windev/sourcesafe.html

isn't sufficient, then you're screwed: your PHBs are completely out of
touch with (and/or uncaring of) the developers' needs. Just the single
item "SourceSafe becomes corrupted" should be sufficient to scare any
semi-competent boss into looking into other options.

If they don't *believe* it, then there's not much you can do except
demonstrate it...which is a little like shooting yourself to prove a gun
is loaded.

Oh, one other killer point: Microsoft doesn't use VSS.

Steve

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