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Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Phoenix
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 03-02-2005 01:04

Looking for good document source control, something open source (free). Would like to set it up for remote use so that myself and other developers can collaborate across the web.

Any ideas?


Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 03-02-2005 07:30

CVS is the most commonly used. Check out the WinCVS project. I've also heard good things about SubVersion.

For both there's also Tortoise Clients, I've used the one for Windows and I like it lots but I haven't used the one for subversion

Realize when you are setting these up you're setting up basically a server and you still need a client. There's two applications involved.

.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 03-02-2005 08:20

Well, not quite, bitdamaged.

If you get TortoiseSVN, you can use it locally, by creating a repository somewhere on your harddisk,
and typing file:///someplace as your url.

I highly recommend subversion over CVS, btw. It is conceptually much more integer than CVS, and I have yet (after 1 and a half years of heavy use - think 10000s of commits, and couple dozen gigabytes) to loose any data or have a 'corrupt' repository. CVS manages that regularly since commits are not atomic.
Oh, and if you're new to the field, you should really read the subversion book (search for it. They moved, I can't remember the new url ;-))

so long,

->Tyberius Prime

Paranoid (IV) Mad Librarian

From: Glienicke
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 03-02-2005 08:25

TP uses subversion for the grail and other projects and as far as I can tell it's working well. I've only seen the client part of it, but managing that is really easy using the turtoiseSVN client bd mentioned.

There also was some talk about it at the bottom of this thread; Thinking Wiki, recommendations?


[ed: hah, we're all up early today ;o)]

(Edited by kuckus on 03-02-2005 08:30)

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