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Re: VSS and Sharepoint

From: Eric Lemes <ericlemes_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-26 22:07:32 CEST


I'm a happy VSS-to-SVN user. I recently migrated some bases (Visual Studio
2003 development) and all the users are satisfied. I recommend you do that.
I tried to do some imports with vss2svn. Some worked, other not. I think the
VSS corrupt bases don't like to be exported.

Sharepoint has another critical issue, that's making us thinking about
leaving it. It keeps only the 10 last versions of the docs. I don't know
why... I didn't think about a replacement yet, but I think some other issue
tracking and/or project management tools might help.

I had some non-techical users using documents in CVS/TortoiseCVS. It's very
similar. I didn't had some terrible problems, but I think Mac will be yours.

Eric Lemes

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?
> While going through our latest round of questions with the group, a
> question came up about replacing Sharepoint with SVN. The reason this
> question was asked was because we only use sharepoint for its file mgmt
> abilities and the versioning. Most of the docs in sharepoint are word,
> excel, ppt and pdf files. The problem with sharepoint is that we have a
> large number of Mac users here who cannot access sharepoint. That, and we
> figure if svn is so go at managing files, why not see if we can replace
> sharepoint.
> 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.
> --
> Levi Rosol
> http://blogbylevi.iveldesigns.com
Received on Wed Jul 26 22:09:14 2006

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