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Hanselminutes Podcast 231 - Eric Sink on Distributed Version Control Systems

October 1, '10 Comments [3] Posted in Agile | Open Source | Podcast
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image Scott chats with Eric Sink from SourceGear about DVCS (Distributed Version Control Systems). How bad IS SourceSafe? What kinds of things should you think about when moving to more modern source control system like SVN? Then what about moving to a proper distributed system? Mercurial vs. Git and more.

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Friday, October 01, 2010 9:00:58 PM UTC
In regards to you comments around the 28:00 mark about why people use Tortoise rather than a VS client. Personally, I use tortoise because I do cross platform development with both C# and Java. I can't check-in my Java code from within VS and vice-versus. So rather than having multiple check-ins for the same code change, I use tortoise so it all goes in together.
Sunday, October 03, 2010 4:15:15 AM UTC
I am among those refugees who use Tortoise since there is good single Visual Studio add in for Subversion or Mercurial. There are tools like AnkhSvn which integrate with VS but one of my colleagues mentioned some wierd behavior with it in some scenarios. Hence the Tortoise client is the reliable SVN client.
Sunday, October 03, 2010 4:16:23 AM UTC
I meant there is NO good single VS add in for Subversin or Mercurial.
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