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

Eduardo Kienetz eduardok at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 12:22:58 CDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Barry Woolgar <barry at burnthebook.co.uk>wrote:

> Hello all
> I'm hoping to convince the boss about the benefits of using a version
> control system over the current system of there being _no system_. We are
> taking on a third developer soon and I can see things going quite wrong
> quite quickly.
> I've read up about Subversion and it seems the way to go, but I'm open to
> suggestions of simpler alternatives if you have them.
> So, my questions are:
> What are your experiences of getting version control into a development
> environment (we are a LAMP house) for the first time?
> What things do you wish you'd know about before you started (technical or
> otherwise)?
> What would we need to look out for with regard to common mistakes and doing
> things the wrong way (ie, bad habits)?
> I'd appreciate any comments, suggestions or warnings you can share -
> unfortunately there's only so much I can learn from developing with a local
> repository and myself.

The best for me is Git ;)

I don't think anyone nowadays should start versions control with Subversion,
but instead should use one of the following: bzr, mercurial or Git.

Eduardo Bacchi Kienetz

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