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Source Control / Versioning Software ?

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Hello,

I'm hoping this thread isn't way off topic for this group; I have
searched for a while for the right group to post this question to, and
since I have regularly posted to .Net groups and this is the "general"
one, I thought I would try here. So, I apologize up front if this is
severely off topic and hope someone would redirect me to a better
group to post to if this is the case.

My company is looking into various source control systems. We have
used Visual SourceSafe for a long time but find it somewhat lacking in
some areas and would like to start exploring other tools. Next year we
will be doing some relatively complicated "dual" releases where, say,
the 1.0 of a product is out there, but the 1.1 and 1.2 versions will
be in production. As a result, advanced merging and branching will be
required.

I was wondering if other companies out there have had a situation like
ours (dual development), how they managed it, and what source control
systems they used in their management process?

Thanks for your time, and, again, if this is off topic, please
redirect me.

Ben
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Ben:

Having used quite a few source control products, I think VSS can do what you
need, but assuming you don't want to use it.. ClearCase is a pretty good
tool http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/clearcase/ and CVS is open
source and is used on some pretty big projects... http://www.cvshome.org/

BTW, there is a sourcesafe ng, and they can probably help you get through
what you need without getting another tool.
HTH,

Bill
"Ben Rush" <kw*****@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:d6*************************@posting.google.co m...
Hello,

I'm hoping this thread isn't way off topic for this group; I have
searched for a while for the right group to post this question to, and
since I have regularly posted to .Net groups and this is the "general"
one, I thought I would try here. So, I apologize up front if this is
severely off topic and hope someone would redirect me to a better
group to post to if this is the case.

My company is looking into various source control systems. We have
used Visual SourceSafe for a long time but find it somewhat lacking in
some areas and would like to start exploring other tools. Next year we
will be doing some relatively complicated "dual" releases where, say,
the 1.0 of a product is out there, but the 1.1 and 1.2 versions will
be in production. As a result, advanced merging and branching will be
required.

I was wondering if other companies out there have had a situation like
ours (dual development), how they managed it, and what source control
systems they used in their management process?

Thanks for your time, and, again, if this is off topic, please
redirect me.

Ben

Jul 21 '05 #2

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Ben:

Having used quite a few source control products, I think VSS can do what you
need, but assuming you don't want to use it.. ClearCase is a pretty good
tool http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/clearcase/ and CVS is open
source and is used on some pretty big projects... http://www.cvshome.org/

BTW, there is a sourcesafe ng, and they can probably help you get through
what you need without getting another tool.
HTH,

Bill
"Ben Rush" <kw*****@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:d6*************************@posting.google.co m...
Hello,

I'm hoping this thread isn't way off topic for this group; I have
searched for a while for the right group to post this question to, and
since I have regularly posted to .Net groups and this is the "general"
one, I thought I would try here. So, I apologize up front if this is
severely off topic and hope someone would redirect me to a better
group to post to if this is the case.

My company is looking into various source control systems. We have
used Visual SourceSafe for a long time but find it somewhat lacking in
some areas and would like to start exploring other tools. Next year we
will be doing some relatively complicated "dual" releases where, say,
the 1.0 of a product is out there, but the 1.1 and 1.2 versions will
be in production. As a result, advanced merging and branching will be
required.

I was wondering if other companies out there have had a situation like
ours (dual development), how they managed it, and what source control
systems they used in their management process?

Thanks for your time, and, again, if this is off topic, please
redirect me.

Ben

Jul 21 '05 #3

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I've used (and still use but not for multiple version support now) StarTeam
for supporting multiple releases with good results. StarTeam was acquired by
Borland recently and I don't know if they have changed the product or what
the support is like now, but in the past it was quite good.

ClearCase is a more powerful package but it also costs a lot more.

Colin

"Ben Rush" <kw*****@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:d6*************************@posting.google.co m...
Hello,

I'm hoping this thread isn't way off topic for this group; I have
searched for a while for the right group to post this question to, and
since I have regularly posted to .Net groups and this is the "general"
one, I thought I would try here. So, I apologize up front if this is
severely off topic and hope someone would redirect me to a better
group to post to if this is the case.

My company is looking into various source control systems. We have
used Visual SourceSafe for a long time but find it somewhat lacking in
some areas and would like to start exploring other tools. Next year we
will be doing some relatively complicated "dual" releases where, say,
the 1.0 of a product is out there, but the 1.1 and 1.2 versions will
be in production. As a result, advanced merging and branching will be
required.

I was wondering if other companies out there have had a situation like
ours (dual development), how they managed it, and what source control
systems they used in their management process?

Thanks for your time, and, again, if this is off topic, please
redirect me.

Ben

Jul 21 '05 #4

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