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RE: Concurrent versioning = spawn of the devil?

From: Robert Graf-Waczenski <rgw_at_lsoft.com>
Date: 2006-11-08 13:29:18 CET

> <KP>>>>>Tell us what arguments he uses. Odds are that his
> opposition stems
> from a misunderstanding.<<<<<
>
> He simply says that concurrent versioning is too dangerous,
> merging is too
> difficult and too much subject to error. He says that we are
> exposing our
> clients to too much risk if we subject their code to that kind of an
> environment.

Based on a tool as unusable as VSS's merge dialog, I can very
well understand such a statement. I have been working with this
bastard for seven years now and still have bad feelings each time
i have to use it.

So you should spend more time finding an intuitive merge tool
that comes with syntax coloring etc. I'm very fond of the Java
source code merge tool that comes with IntelliJ IDEA and the
SVN integration that is available there, but I don't remember
from your posts that your project uses Java, so you may have to
look for something else.

But, to repeat myself: The VSS merge tool sucks big time, your
friend is right in saying that one should not expose clients to
an environment that frequently requires code merges *with this tool*

Robert

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