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RE: looking for references on the evil that is VSS

From: Vaigl, James _at_ AS <_at_>
Date: 2005-01-07 16:45:41 CET

Sean Laurent [mailto:sean@neuronfarm.com] Wrote:

>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.
>
[...]
>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 can corroborate that. I used an early version of SLM at Microsoft
in '89-'90 when I was in their OS/2 OEM program working for NCR.
That was all they were using as far as I could tell. And it only
ate my hard drive twice in three weeks. Oh, and once afterward.

--Jim

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