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Thoughts on Version Control

Luke Breuer
2007-04-20 18:06 UTC

I'm trying to figure out what I want out of version control. Think of it as a requirements list, although I'd probably consider it more of a list of the different things you would want to do with a version control system.
Required features
  • < 10 developers
  • easy branching
  • push patches "sideways" without going through the trunk
  • atomic changes
  • tags (ideally, of anything)
  • pre-commit and post-commit hooks
Questions
  • do we care about chunked update, where only some of the changes in a file are committed?
SourceSafe issues
  • the result of simultaneous commits is unspecified due to the server not locking during write
  • no atomic commits
  • moving a file can cause its history to disappear