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UK based. Perl, XML/HTTP, SAP, Debian hacker.
This week has been a tad stressful at work. So far I've had to run the 1km from work to the train station each day because I've left later than normal. I've just been doing to many things at once...
So I'm working from home tonight, again...
Installing a new CVS server for R&D.
Can't you at least give R&D Subversion? :-)
There are lots of (free) choices for revision control systems these days and I'm not suggesting svn is the best choice for all, or even most situations. But there are precious few reasons for installing CVS. Most users will pick up all they need to know to switch from CVS to Subversion in less than 10 minutes.
I'm just the monkey, not the organ grinder! When I asked about CVS on my LUG email list, no one defended it, everyone suggested something else. Given that I work for a Windows shop, CVS on Linux is a step in the right direction, even if it's small. They are getting a brand new box within the year, migrating to something more modern is a possibility at that point, at the moment it's CVS on Linux or CVS on Windows.
We may try a Subversion/TortoiseSVN trial, but I fear that work is too convervative. We make medical devices, and we don't change much - the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality permeates everything. Sometimes you know that there could be a better solution, but managment is cautious...
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