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RE: Subversion vs VSS

From: Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) <ERIC.WADSWORTH.ctr_at_disa.mil>
Date: 2005-04-28 16:24:09 CEST

Jeffrey Allison,

I assembled a comparison a while back between VSS and Subversion. Maybe it
will be useful:

--- Eric

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Williams [mailto:stevewilliams@kromestudios.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:33 PM
> To: SVN Users
> Subject: Re: Subversion vs VSS
> Jeffrey Allison wrote:
> > VSS allows me to share files amongst projects. This is
> useful to us as we have a number of smallish projects that
> share some common code. So if three products all need
> timer.c and I fix a bug in timer.c, all three projects
> benefit upon the next build. In Subversion the nearest thing
> to this I can find is externals, but that would imply a blob
> of common files without the granularity that we have today.
> Am I missing anything here?
> svn:externals is the way to do this. If you are only sharing
> one file
> here and one file there, isn't that a sign of bad planning? Separate
> them out into a common library that can be used by all the projects.
> > Another smaller feature is the ability to refresh a
> directory of code with the latest from VSS. I simply say
> "get latest version" from VSS and I get updates to any stale
> files. I don't have to clear the directory out and grab
> everything. This isn't a huge deal, but we do this on a
> pretty regular basis so I think I'd get pushback if this went away.
> Err... svn update? It even works better than VSS in that
> files deleted
> from the repository are actually deleted from your local
> working copy.
> That's a feature that prompted us to move from VSS to SVN.
> > Finally I'm a little underwhelmed by the Tortoise UI that
> I've been playing with. It's simple and it works, but I
> think I'd like something a little more powerful. Any
> suggestions for a Subversion GUI client for Windows?
> TSVN is one of the most powerful GUI clients for SVN
> available. It is
> probably the most popular GUI for SVN. It makes nearly all the
> functionality of SVN available to the user in easy to use
> dialogs. What
> more do you want? You say that it's "simple", but I say
> that's because
> Steve King and the other TSVN developers have done a great job at
> providing all the SVN functionality in a simple interface.
> --
> Sly
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