Sunday, September 3, 2006

Dear SourceSafe, I've found another

Dear SourceSafe,

We've been together so long and during that time we've been comfortable together, but not safe. During our time together, I've learned about your quirks. I admit then we first got together, I made some mistakes. I can't blame you for everything. But as we spent more time together, I discovered things about you that were harder to overlook. You don't have atomic check-in, you exclusively locked files, and it takes you forever to check-in, check-out, and create history reports. Through all this, I stuck with you.

Our relationship has gotten so bad that when you're not around, my friends and I make jokes about you. We use hurtful names for you like "Source Unsafe" or "Sour Safe". This isn't fair to you and I feel awful about it, because I know how insecure you are.

I have to be honest with you, I've been thinking about someone else, Subversion (SVN). Subversion is different from you and that's a little scary, a little exciting, but from the little amount of time that we've spent just feels right. You know what I mean? I'm sorry, but never got that feeling with you.

I know we'll continue to run into each other for years to come and I'd like to remain friends, but I think it's best if we spent some time apart for awhile.


P.S. If your interested in learning more about Subversion and how to install it on a Windows system. Please refer to these links.

If you're planning on using Apache Web Server, the SVN module doesn't work with the latest version (2.2.x). Use version 2.0.54 (at the time of this writting).