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Re: Visual Source Safe vs Subversion

From: Nikki Locke <info_at_trumphurst.com>
Date: 2006-11-07 11:30:01 CET

I used VSS and SourceOffSite (an addon from a different company which tried
to make VSS work remotely). It was _AWFUL_.

VSS occasionally corrupts its database (even if you only use it locally).
There are no tools to recover from this (except to restore from a backup
which was made while no-one was writing to the database).

SourceOffSite is pretty bad. It worked some of the time, but had a tendency
to hang up, and prevent any further access to the repository. This was
almost guaranteed to happen if you tried to check out a large tree
structure of files and folders. [I am pretty sure the problem was with VSS
rather than SOS - SOS uses VSS's object model, which is incomplete and

Nikki Locke, Trumphurst Ltd.      PC & Unix consultancy & programming
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