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Re: Concurrent versioning = spawn of the devil?

From: Brad Stiles <bradstiles_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-11-08 17:03:13 CET

> Can someone point me to some information on the web that I can use to
> convince my co-developer that concurrent versioning, with unlocked files,
> isn't the absolute evil that he claims it is?
> I've been arguing with him about it for half the evening and I'm just about
> out of ideas...

Of course, there always the coercive course. When we implemented Subversion, it became policy that nothing was built for deployment except what was in the repository. If it wasn't there, it wouldn't be deployed for testing or production, so no building locally and shipping it off to the test guys from your desktop.

Bear in mind that we didn't implement Subversion on a whim; we researched, tested and sought buy-in from the entire IT hierarchy, as well as interested parties outside of development who would be using it.

YMMV vary in that regard. :-)


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Received on Wed Nov 8 17:04:21 2006

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