User:Steven J. Koch/Notebook/Kochlab/2009/06/19/Source Code Control

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Steve Koch 18:24, 19 June 2009 (EDT): So, I've been using subversion casually for the feedback96 project for a while now. So far, I notice only one advantage (actually two):

  • It's free
  • It automatically includes new files in database

However, it also has disadvantages:

  • It's built for text-based languages, so it's default "merge" behavior is not at all convenient
  • I don't know how to use it
    • I don't know what to do about conflicts
    • It's probably overly complicated for our purposes

I notice that LabVIEW 8.5 ties in with Microsoft Visual Source Safe. I've tried it out just a bit, and so far I like it.

I'm pretty sure that we should stick with VSS in the lab and not switch to SVN