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Source version control software – BrianT



Posts: 742
From: Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
Registered: 01-20-2001
First post in this forum?!? COOOOOL. :P

Does anyone here use version control software, either professionally or for their personal projects?

I've looked at a few. I've tried CVS/WinCVS (free, open source), PVCS, Visual Source Safe, and Perforce. We use Perforce a LOT work, and it's really powerful, especially if you do a lot of branching and merging. Just recently I discovered that Perforce is *free* if you have just 1 or 2 users! I was surprised at how easy it was to set up, and have now started using it for all my personal projects. Its learning curve is probably a little steeper than some other version control packages, but once you understand what's going on, its very cool.




Posts: 1335
From: Melbourne, FL USA
Registered: 11-09-2002
I used source control system at my last job (all of the engineers were required to use it). Unfortunately, TGS does not have such a system set up... HINT HINT HINT


Posts: 1061
From: Port Angeles, WA, USA
Registered: 10-25-2001
professionally we use starteam, and it works pretty well and is very easy to use, no steep learning key - i doubt that its the best though

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Posts: 73
From: Cedar Rapids, Ia, USA
Registered: 07-23-2002
I am using CS-RCS which is a simple revision control system w/ a gui. Very easy to use and free for 1 user.

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Posts: 1345
From: Maesteg, Wales
Registered: 07-21-2001
I run a CVS server on my Linux box.


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Posts: 31
Registered: 04-22-2002
I've only ever used CVS and RCS.

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From: Australia
Registered: 09-15-2002
Perforce is free, you say ? Cool.