[thelist] Getting version control into the office for the first time

Zachary Kent zachary.kent at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 11:37:14 CDT 2008

> Subversion is very robust.  You'll be happy you did it.  I can't really see
> a reason to use a distributed version control for a small team.  One very
> compelling reason to use svn for our team is the number of other tools it
> currently integrates with including a number of QA/Bug tracking systems.


> Big snafu for folks getting started with svn: renaming files using the OS
> instead of svn's "rename" tool.  dear god, DONT DO IT!


Also remember to use SVN to delete a file from the working copy
instead of just deleting it using Windows file manager.  Otherwise,
SVN assumes that the local copy is simply missing and throws an error
or replaces the file during a future update.  Also, nothing is ever
completely deleted if it was checked into the repository in a past

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