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Re: VSS and Sharepoint

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-26 21:24:04 CEST

On 7/26/06, Levi Rosol <levi.rosol@gmail.com> wrote:
> The company I work for currently uses VSS for src control. We have tossed
> around the idea of using SVN for the past year or so, and it looks like we
> will be making the commitment in the next couple of weeks. Are there any
> good scripts/URLs for migrating from VSS to SVN?

The first tool that comes to mind is http://vss2svn.tigris.org/

> So my question is, are there any GUI's designed with a business user in
> mind? Sure, we could use tortise, but i think that's a bit to technical for
> the group of people we are trying to help. Seems like a simple enough app to
> write over SVN, so i'm guessing there may be some options out there.

TSVN really is first-rate, but because it's an Explorer shell
extension, it won't work on the Macs you have. I think it's worth
trying to teach folks how to use it - the basics really aren't that
tough, and if you set it up for them with the main features they need
immediately on the context menu (not on the TSVN sub-menu), they
shouldn't have too much trouble. I'm not familiar with SharePoint, but
compare its check in/check out (and related) workflow against SVN's -
it probably isn't dramatically different.

You may want to also look at WebDAV w/ Autoversioning - basically you
can mount the repository as a drive, via the WebDAV protocol. Then
users can access it just like any other mapped drive, and it's
transparent. The downsides there are that you don't get log messages,
and if you're working on a file right on the drive, every save creates
a new version (I'm sure there are other gotchas as well - it might be
easier to clobber someone's changes than it is using a regular
client). That, and I couldn't make it work when I tried it.

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