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Re: Visual Source Safe vs Subversion

From: Kenneth Porter <shiva_at_sewingwitch.com>
Date: 2006-11-07 03:51:55 CET

On Monday, November 06, 2006 9:32 PM -0500 Eric <spamsink@scoot.netis.com>
wrote:

> 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.

Avoid VSS, even if you don't choose Subversion.

<http://www.highprogrammer.com/alan/windev/sourcesafe.html>
<http://www.developsense.com/testing/VSSDefects.html>
<http://www.wadhome.org/svn_vs_vss.html>

> 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).

You could also choose a file-oriented version control system, such as RCS.

Another approach is to separate the idea of "document" from the idea of
"file" and store each document as a directory, instead of a file.

One could consider the revision number of that directory to be the number
of commits to it, which could be counted from a "svn log" run. (Is there a
specific SVN command to do that?)

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