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Re: looking for references on the evil that is VSS

From: allan juul <lambretta_at_inet.uni2.dk>
Date: 2005-01-07 00:45:38 CET

Peter A. Pociask wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MikeM [mailto:zlists@mgm51.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 3:19 PM
> To: Subversion mailing list
> Subject: Re: looking for references on the evil that is VSS
>
> On 1/6/2005 at 6:40 AM Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>
> |i have the opportunity to migrate a local project from CVS to SVN, but
> |Visual SourceSafe is also used a lot here internally and i'm sure i'll
> |have to defend my decision to want to use SVN rather than VSS.
> |
> | so i'm interested in links/references on the nastiness that is VSS.
> |ideally, absolute horror stories from developers about how VSS
> |destroyed their data, rendered them sterile, then broke into their
> |homes and made sweet, sweet love to their wives.
> |
> | that sort of thing. the more horrific, the better. thanks.
>
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>>
>>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..

hmm, i'm in a similar situation. we currently have CVS and VSS and want
to change both. we have two choices: Subversion or Visual Studio Team
System 2005 (currently in Beta). the latter includes among other things
a *quality* version control system that MicroSoft does indeed use
themselves.

A few of my colleagues worked on a project with MicroSoft people in the
UK a couple of years back - they used CVS, not VSS.

./allan

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