Posted May 1, 2008 22:27 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
In reply to: Subversion considers its future
Parent article: Subversion considers its future
I play in both the corporate development world and the free software world, and anyone who thinks that corporate software development could be possible without a VCS is sorely mistaken. On the contrary, a VCS is vital.
What is a debatable issue is whether a distributed revision control system is useful for the typical corporate software development process.
In the typical corporate development flow, the centralized database is a key feature, used to enforce policies, and often tightly coupled to bug tracking, performance reviews, the works. Distributed repositories could help individual developers experiment with changes on a local basis, but management isn't going to like it because they can hide information from management (which might be a good thing if you sit on the other side of the divide).
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