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Re: Best rcs for a single, offline user?

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Best rcs for a single, offline user?
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 09:00:42 -0500
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address@hidden wrote, On 09/18/2007 10:32 AM:

Hello, which system should I learn/use for a single, offline user?
I'll be working on plain text files of whatever content. RCS?
Subversion? Mercurial? Thanks.

As with all things it depends.

For files that are in directory structures that have no real relationship to each other, like system config files or one off planning documents that I have no idea will turn into a real project, I tend to use RCS.

For files that are separated into a directory structure but related, like source code to a program or documents describing a project, I tend to use CVS.

And because "offline" does not necessarily mean no LAN or no Sneaker Net connection. For files that need to be shared between machines, like source code to a multi person team's program or system config files for a high-availability server, I always to use CVS.

I don't know Subversion, Mercurial or git, but I suspect that if you are more comfortable with them you should use them in the places I would use CVS.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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