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Re^2: What's your prefered revision control system?

by MrCromeDome (Deacon)
on Sep 28, 2004 at 15:18 UTC ( #394627=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What's your prefered revision control system?
in thread What's your prefered revision control system?

I upvoted you because I used to be like you ;) And then I switched to CVS and haven't looked back since.

Even though I am the only Perl programmer here, version control does have a habit of saving my ass, no matter how careful I think I'm being. And once you're used to it, it's no more difficult than copying your files around. Actually, I find it less so.

Next project I'm off to try Subversion. . . ;)

But seriously, even if you're the only Perl programmer, give CVS or Subversion a look. Easy to use, easy to get going, and easy to be productive. You'll be happy you did.

Cheers!
MrCromeDome


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Re^3: What's your prefered revision control system?
by kutsu (Priest) on Sep 28, 2004 at 15:55 UTC

    Actually I've been trying to impliment some form of RCS since I started working (as a programmer) but haven't got the okay yet (got to love management). However, the new project I'm working on might give me an excuse to use some RCS (CVS proably) - here's hoping.

    Update: I get to try RCS, CVS, and Aegis on a new test server, if this poll is still active I'll post which is my fav. of these three

    "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

      Who needs management permission? If you're the only developer, concurrent editing isn't a big problem, so just install something locally on your machine.

      I was the sole perl guy at my work this past summer, so I installed TortoiseSVN (a Windows Subversion package) on my first day and used it locally while I was there. Simple as hell to use, and had nothing to worry about when I accidently deleted important files. Plus, it made versioning so much easier, just use the SVN version. :)

      Update: looks like I'm preaching to the converted. Congratz

Re^3: What's your prefered revision control system?
by iblech (Friar) on Sep 30, 2004 at 16:58 UTC
    I used CVS for some years now and recently switched to Subversion. I was surprised that the commands for ci, co, etc. are identical to the cvs commands -- no re-learning:
    $ cvs ci [...] $ svn ci [...]
    But, there are additional commands like svn mv. The only difference I noted (but I use SVN/CVS only as an "intelligent backup", no more advanced things) is the way you create a new repository, but there's an excellent quickstart guide (link lost). I couldn't imagine developing without using some kind of version control system -- it's much easier to use than cp/scp/tar/rsync :)

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