[cvsnt] cvsnt for word doc version control
Jan.Prochazka at brooks.com
Mon Feb 12 15:27:29 GMT 2007
My 2 cents to discussion "why not VSS".
The main reason why we switched from VSS was that VSS was virtually
unusable over slower cost-to-coast Intranet network. The problem is that
VSS *IS NOT* client-server architecture. It is client only, the server
is file share only. Hence *ALL* repository has to be transferred to the
client *ALL THE TIME* when client wants to do *ANYTHING* with it.
The second reason was file security: We did not have good feeling that
all our source code is buried deep in proprietary MS database and the
database was growing suspiciously fast.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org
> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Jim Hyslop
> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 10:08
> To: Tim Chippington Derrick; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
> Subject: Re: [cvsnt] cvsnt for word doc version control
> Tim Chippington Derrick wrote:
> > We started another project recently (last autumn). We had a big
> > meeting at the start of the project about version and configuration
> > management. I argued strongly for CVSNT and a text-based
> > system, or even using VSS (the agreed project standard :-( Yuk)
> If you need additional arguments on why to stay away from
> VSS, have a look at
> Note that the information on that page is about 5 years old,
> but most of it is fundamental design issues that have
> probably not been addressed.
> > got merged, the job wasn't perfect either. So we ended up
> with a right
> > mess, with multiple different versions of the document
> being labelled
> > v1.1 and v1.2. And don't forget that this was the document that was
> > supposed to be defining how document version control was to be
> > managed!
> > Somebody please give me the strength to carry on living with this...
> If, after that debacle, your co-workers still do not see the
> problem with your process, then my suggestion is to update
> your resume and start looking for a new workplace. You're
> fighting a lost cause, and life is too short to waste time on
> other peoples' stupidity.
> Meanwhile, you could try to have a Configuration Management
> expert brought in, and pay this consultant obscene amounts of
> money just to have him/her tell your boss the same thing
> you've been trying to say.
> For some reason, management listens more to outside experts
> than to employees.
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