Fact of the day

Microsoft were using Visual Source Safe up until 2005.  Apparently releasing Visual Studio 2005 was a major headache.

I can’t even begin to imagine developing a product the size of Visual Studio using Source Safe.

They must have had an entire department for just the VSS administrators.

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2 Responses to Fact of the day

  1. David says:

    There’s a team still using Source Safe at my work. I was reading they do two read-only validations and a complete rebuild of the database every day. And there is a process for recovering lost files from the backups, something which seems to be required quite often. Perforce isn’t that great, but at least when you put something in its depot, it stays there.

  2. michelle says:

    Sounds like you need teamsystem :-)

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