Re: Two More Very General Consulting Question

Tom Anderson <>
Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:58:42 +0000
On Wed, 7 Dec 2011, Roedy Green wrote:

On Wed, 30 Nov 2011 21:45:19 +0000 (UTC), Martin Gregorie
<martin@address-in-sig.invalid> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted
someone who said :

However, I'd strongly suggest that you don't mention the crash because
IMO losing anything in a disk crash shows a certain carelessness.

Indeed it does.


I would say that in this day and age, it is no longer appropriate to
suggest Subversion. Subversion was the best tool available for a long
time, and it is still perfectly serviceable, but there are better tools
available now; projects using it can keep using it without worry, but
there is no reason for a new project, or a project adopting a new source
control system, to start using it.

The better tools i mention include this one:

And another popular one that i can't in all honesty recommend.

These tools are free, featureful, reliable, straightforward, portable,
widely used, widely documented, and interoperable with each other and with
Subversion (sometimes via bridges, otherwise via repository conversion).
There is every reason to use them, and no reason not to.

On Wed, 7 Dec 2011, Roedy Green wrote:

On Wed, 30 Nov 2011 23:00:17 +0000 (UTC), Novice <>
wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

I simply haven't had the spare cash to do something about that.

IT will set you back $6 a month if you don't host the SVN server


It will set you back nothing at all if you don't host the Mercurial server

There is *no* excuse for not using source control at all, and there hasn't
been for years. There is now *no* excuse for not having an offsite backup
of your source control system.


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