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Re: looking for references on the evil that is VSS

From: Sean Laurent <sean_at_neuronfarm.com>
Date: 2005-01-07 00:26:31 CET

On Thursday 06 January 2005 05:02 pm, Peter A. Pociask wrote:
> >Microsoft does not use VSS for their own internal development.
>
> Is this true or just an urban legend? I have never been able to find a
> confirmation..

True.

As of two years ago, Microsoft was not and had never used SourceSafe for
internal development. At that time, I worked with several engineers who had
been part of the Windows 95 development group. They stated that during the
Win95 development cycle they utilized a tool known as "slime" (aka SLM -
Source Library Management), which appeared to be a crappy version of CVS with
limited or non-existant branching/tagging support.

I found a link where someone else supports this. Several people also mention
that more recently Microsoft has used SourceDepot, a derivation of Perforce:

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=20392

-Sean
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