Re: Version control software

Subject: Re: Version control software
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Broberg, Mats" <mabr -at- flir -dot- se>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:33:41 -0800

So Mats, do I read correctly that you are looking for a single-user solution
with no data sharing between different users? If so, in addition to the tool
you mentioned there is SnapshotCM, which is available with a free single-
user license, and you can also configure various CVS clients to work on
a stand-alone system with no server (I'm using Tortoise here, because it
can interface both with server-based CVS repositories and ones I create
on my own local HD)

However, if you have more than one user and exchange working files with
each other, IMO you're going to be in for a world of hurt trying to synch
up multiple single-user versioning seats without a common repository, either
on a server or in someone's shared HD space.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Broberg, Mats" <mabr -at- flir -dot- se>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 1:09 PM
Subject: RE: Version control software


I'm not ruling out client/server solutions, unless they require a separate computer. But experience tells me that they are complex animals, and difficult to install and re-install. Since the version control software will be used on a local computer that is a factor that I need to weigh in.

But feel free to convince of the opposite... :)

In a perfect world storing tens of thousands of production files on a local computer should not be necessary. But until networks get faster that is the best option at the moment, for the files I use in my applications.


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