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Visual Source Safe vs Subversion

From: Eric <spamsink_at_scoot.netis.com>
Date: 2006-11-07 03:32:06 CET

As a followup to "Problems with Limitations or Differences of Subversion"
posted a short time ago...

One of my partners is pushing really, REALLY hard to convert us over to
Visual Source Safe and whatever that add-on is (I forget the name, now)
that supports accessing VSS repositories over the Internet.

I really don't want to do this even if I wanted to spend the $1500 or
thereabouts that it would cost us to do it, but I don't personally have any
experience with VSS and so I have no way to present an effective argument.

This is the same partner who objects to the fact that you can't check out
an individual file or maintain individual version numbers for each file
(well, in truth, we all object to those, but I can live with them better
than he can, apparently).

Can some of you, especially those of you with experience with VSS, help me
to formulate some arguments against VSS and in favor of Subversion?

(Unfortunately, "VSS is evil" will have seriously limiited effectiveness as
an argument.) :-)

Is there a "VSS vs Subversion vs ???" chart somewhere on the web that
compares and contrasts?



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