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RE: [ajug-members]: Subversion source code control
VSS had been problematic for us for quite a while, as I'm sure you've
experienced. We switched to StarTeam about two months ago, and it seemed
pretty solid at first; we are a Borland shop, and really liked the tight
integration with JBuilder.
My main complaint about StarTeam was that its administrative interface seems
to have some unresolved bugs. Our sysadmin was making some changes to the
"Administrator" account, and suddenly StarTeam crashed. When the smoke
cleared, we found that all of the user accounts were gone, and we were
unable to access anything in the source code repository.
We've been using Subversion ever since 1.0 was released, and it's certainly
been very stable (from the command line, that is). The various client GUI
interfaces all have their particular weaknesses -- my personal favorite is
Tortoise, which integrates well with Windows Explorer. Subclipse for
Eclipse has some definite bugs which keep getting in my way, but which I can
work around. Overall, though, the command line is still the easiest way to
work on a Linux client.
Hope this helps!
From: Stefan Baramov [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 8:58 AM
Subject: RE: [ajug-members]: Subversion source code control
What exactly were your concerns with StarTeam. We are currently using VSS
and considering to move to StarTeam. Or may be we should consider Subversion
|From: Allan Marks [mailto:email@example.com]
|Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 5:30 PM
|Subject: RE: [ajug-members]: Subversion source code control
|After a few crashes too many, we're in the process of migrating from a mix
|of VSS / StarTeam to Subversion. For the past several weeks, we've been
|running the Apache plugin for the enterprise, but several folks have also
|been using the stand-alone svnserve for personal stuff and for testing.
|Seems pretty solid from my initial experience, and is certainly stable from
|the command line.
|The GUI tools are a little spotty, however; RapidSVN in particular seems to
|have a number of quirks / bugs. So far, our Windows folks have liked
|TortoiseSVN, another project available from Tigris.org, which integrates
|very nicely with Windows Explorer. If you're using Eclipse, you
|a look at Subclipse, which integrates very well with the IDE.
|Could anybody else out there with more SVN experience weigh in with an
|From: Scott P. Smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
|Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 5:07 PM
|Subject: [ajug-members]: Subversion source code control
|Seems like this was discussed recently, but I just need a quick reply
|from anyone currently using Subversion as their source code control
|Are you happy with it? We are considering moving to Subversion. I plan
|on using just the stand alone server, not the Apache plug-in.