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Re: Big companies using Subversion ?

From: Mark <mark_at_mitsein.net>
Date: 2006-09-18 22:25:52 CEST

Right. The boss should ask why you want to use anything, whether it
be subversion, clearcase, cvs, perforce, or MS Office :).

On 9/18/06, Sheryl <gubydala@his.com> wrote:
> Mark@mitsein.net wrote:
> > In my company, the COTS solution is far from $250
> > (Clearcase/Clearquest). While CC has its place with clearmake and
> > features like wink-ins, vob replication, etc, svn has a great place
> > in the company for lightweight and agile distributed development.
> > From an admin point of view, it is much easier to admin svn
> > repositories than it is to admin clearcase vobs. And the hardware you
> > need is much cheaper - CC is a hog.
> Folks,
> I realize that the commercial products in this case are much more
> expensive and not necessarily better for many applications. We have a
> couple of commercial products at my job, but I just finished some
> subversion installs. We're on the same page technically.
> The posts I made reflect my impression that some people on the list seemed
> to resent their boss asking them to justify using subversion instead of
> another product. IMO the boss is just doing his job. It's our role as
> technical people to give management the information that will give them
> "warm fuzzies" about our recommendations. Expecting management to follow
> the recommendations of the technical folks blindly is unrealistic. Truly
> technically excellent people should be able to boil down the detail into
> something the non-technical can get their minds around.
> Sheryl
> Sheryl

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