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Re: Subversion Vs. Microsoft Team Foundation Server

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 10:51:36 +0000

On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 10:31:49AM +0100, Bert Huijben wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 12:50 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> > Does anyone know if TFS has something akin to Subversion 1.6's
> > tree conflict detection? If you don't know what that is see
> > http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.tour.treeconflicts.html
> >
> > If it does have such a feature, how decent does it handle those
> > kinds of conflicts? That would be interesting to know.
> >
> > For a more detailed description see my BSc Thesis here:
> > https://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/w/SE/ThesisTreeConflicts
> >
> > I wanted to include TFS in my thesis but couldn't because of lack
> > of time. Now having moved on to another college I can't try TFS
> > myself anymore. Even if I had the time, and if there was a trial
> > license (dunno if there is one), I totally lack the will to install
> > Windows on my system.
> >
> > So if anyone could try some or all of the test cases presented in the
> > thesis with TFS and let me know the results I'd be forever grateful.
> > (Same goes for any other SCM that is not covered in the thesis btw.)
> >
> > And any kind of general information about tree conflicts and TFS
> > is of course appreciated just as well.
> Stefan,
> There is a Visual Studio 2010 CTP Virtual PC you can download at
> Microsoft which includes a complete installation of the TFS 2010 CTP.
> (I think you can just open it with VMWare, as they should be able to
> convert the VHD files)

Thanks for the hint.
Vmware does not run on OpenBSD, which currently takes up all
the space on my disk.
I guess I could re-install my system and install linux next to BSD
this time, to install some trial/nocost version of vmware on that,
to try that virtual pc image. When I find the time, some day.
But I don't know if I'm really bother enough to jump through that
many hoops.

> And yes, it includes tree conflict support. (Not sure to which level,
> but the demos of their new conflict handling toolwindow includes
> examples of what we call tree conflicts).

And there's *no* information on this in some readable form?

I've seen some advertisting material for TFS, it did not contain
the information I was looking for. It was mosly made up of graphics
with 3D objects that looked like very sweet candy, and didn't say
very much other than that the product was supposed to be the second
coming of Jesus.

Don't they have PDFs they can show to technical people who are
interested in their tools?
Even word documents I can open with open office would do...

> TFS leaves more of the conflict handling to the users than Subversion
> does, but I have no experience in using this in real world scenarios.

Ideally, I'd like to get information from someone who does have
that kind of experience.

Received on 2009-03-08 11:52:52 CET

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