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Re: Version Control

Paul van Delst <paul.vandelst@noaa.gov> writes:

> "Dr. Otto Jusko" wrote:
> > 
> > When working on larger projects with more than one developer, the
> > problem of diverting versions and file overwritng arises. When working
> > under HP-UX we frequently used a product named "SoftBench" which
> > provided us with version control and the mandatory file locking. Is such
> > a product available for IDL ? Or in general: Would you like to have it
> > inside IDL ?
> I use CVS (Concurrent Versions System) for everything: IDL source
> code, Fortran source, shell source code, etc. It's free so I don't
> expect it to be the be-all-and-end-all, i.e.  developers still have
> to keep in contact, but it can be used remotely (e.g. my software
> repository is on a big-honking-nightly-backed-up computer in
> Wisconsin and I work here in DC.)  It has file locking and tracking
> so you can see who's been doing what to which file.

I second this.  I also use CVS to keep multiple copies on different
machines synchronized (ie, server, desktop machine, laptop).


Craig B. Markwardt, Ph.D.         EMAIL:    craigmnet@cow.physics.wisc.edu
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