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PHP Change Control program for my code - recommendations?

Hi there,

Summary:
I'm looking for a good open source, Windows Change control program. What are
people using for there PHP projects? Is there a clear leader for this? Can
programs like MS Visual SourceSafe be used with PHP projects?

Full details:
I was looking for a way to manage the changes to my PHP coding projects. I
currently use Textpad and when I make a change to the code file I saved the
old code as the same name with the current date. As you can imagine I have
accumulated a big list of files with all different dates as my application
has evolved.

Therefore I was thinking there must be someway to manage it better and I
read about Change control which can store details such as what changed were
made to code at a particular time.

So what opensource, easy to install and get going with, Change control
programs are people using out there? If I didn't go open source, would
sourcesafe be a good option for a php project?

Any comments or pointers appreciated.

Kind regards

Dave.
Feb 13 '06 #1
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On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 01:56:32 GMT, "Dave Smithz"
<da******@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
Hi there,

Summary:
I'm looking for a good open source, Windows Change control program.


Subversion/Tortoise or CS-RCS.
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Feb 13 '06 #2
On 2006-02-13, Dave Smithz <da******@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
Hi there,

Summary:
I'm looking for a good open source, Windows Change control program. What are
people using for there PHP projects?


subversion. not sure the The Boss chose that over cvs or rcs.

possibly the "blame" feature that conveniently identifies each change
and who submitted it.

Bye.
Jasen
Feb 13 '06 #3
Dave Smithz wrote:
Hi there,

Summary:
I'm looking for a good open source, Windows Change control program. What are
people using for there PHP projects? Is there a clear leader for this? Can
programs like MS Visual SourceSafe be used with PHP projects?

Full details:
I was looking for a way to manage the changes to my PHP coding projects. I
currently use Textpad and when I make a change to the code file I saved the
old code as the same name with the current date. As you can imagine I have
accumulated a big list of files with all different dates as my application
has evolved.

Therefore I was thinking there must be someway to manage it better and I
read about Change control which can store details such as what changed were
made to code at a particular time.

So what opensource, easy to install and get going with, Change control
programs are people using out there? If I didn't go open source, would
sourcesafe be a good option for a php project?

Any comments or pointers appreciated.

Kind regards

Dave.


Subversion and Tortoise (http://tigris.org)

Many open source projects are moving from CVS to Subversion (SVN) and
more IDEs are supporting it now. For example, apache is steadily moving
from CVS to SVN. Zend supports SVN in their IDE.

While I have not used it, the general view of SourceSafe is that it is
viewed as not really all that trustworthy. There are many reports of
corrupted source repositories using SourceSafe to be found by searching
the net.

SVN has the advantage of being supported on a number of OSes too. Linux,
Solaris, OS/X and, of course, Windows.

-david-

Feb 13 '06 #4

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