Re: Version control software - a second questions

Subject: Re: Version control software - a second questions
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:40:09 -0800

At 11:08 AM 3/25/97 -0800, Susan W. Gallagher wrote:
>When you express the need for version control and use it, engineering
>management's respect for your ability goes up just a teensy bit.

My previous post supporting Robert Plamondon's position that you can
manually manage a version control process does not mean I like it very much.
When the Development organization at my previous company redefined its
process and adopted an automated version control system, they asked me if I
wanted to include publications. I jumped at the opportunity and helped spec
the system so that Pubs concerns would be taken into account.

Susan's post admirably summarizes the benefits. I don't have similar
anecdotes because all three of us in the publications department were laid
off before the system was implemented. I don't know whether publications
were included in the system after my departure or even how publications were
produced (it was that kind of a company).

--Wayne Douglass

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