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1998\09\15@170721 by Craig Lee

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I've tried them all, and have the scars.   I'm really surprised no-one
mentioned Component Software's CS-RCS.  I swear by it.

SourceSafe is an oxymoron.
The P in PVCS stands for painful.
SCCS is great, but to the layman it is too much to grasp.
RCS same as SCCS, but upside down.
What is CVS?

So last year, I came across CS-RCS, and it truly makes
me happy.  It does everything I want, and more.

Advantages:
Simply right click on a file and up pops a context sensitive
menu based on the file's status in the RCS tree.  It is full
featured and slick.  Also, the repository is basic RCS, thus
multiple operating systems can use the same tree.  CS-RCS
even does the line break conversions, gratis!

Single user: free!
Workgroup: $75/person

You really can't beat it!  It's also got ZDNet and SoftSeeks
Editor's choice awards.

http://www.componentsoftware.com

1998\09\16@004837 by tjaart

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Craig Lee wrote:

> I've tried them all, and have the scars.   I'm really surprised no-one
> mentioned Component Software's CS-RCS.  I swear by it.
>
> SourceSafe is an oxymoron.

I had a real nasty experience with Visual Source Safe and MPLAB awhile ago. I still haven't been
able to figure out exactly what went
wrong, but I keep all the files 'checked out' now. I guess that defeats
the object...

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1998\09\16@024032 by William Chops Westfield

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We've used RCS, and then CVS, and now "ClearCase" at cisco to manage
development, as we gre larger.

As we used it, each file was individually lockable/check-outable by
a particular user, IIRC, but the directory hierarchy itself was shared.

CVS uses RCS underneath and is much more complex.  We needed to have our
unix wizards build additional scripts to make using it in our environment
easier, although *I* never understood it well enough to know the
differences.  Periodically someone would mistype a command and require
CVS-wizard services to set things right.  As we used it, each engineer
would get a full copy of the directory structure, insulating them from
changes made by others (till merge time, heh heh.)

I'll assume ClearCase is out of reach.  It hacks into the file sytem to
provide an "virtual" directory structure that gives you a particular master
file or your own private copy, which makes it scale better.  The way we
implemented it (large amounts of NFS) seems to create performance issues
(all you need to do is buy much faster hardware :-)

Historically, things work well when people work in separate areas of the
system.  When there are multiple changes to the same file that must splat
together correctly, THATs when there are problems.

BillW
cisco

1998\09\16@170512 by John Hansen

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At 03:01 PM 9/15/98 -0600, you wrote:
>So last year, I came across CS-RCS, and it truly makes
>me happy.Ê It does everything I want, and more.

><http://www.componentsoftware.com/>http://www.componentsoftware.com
>

Thank you for the reference.  I downloaded this and started
using it and I'm really impressed. I sure wish I'd had this
a couple of years ago.

Thanks again,

John Hansen

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