This is awesome news:
CodePlex is now offering server support for SvnBridge, the tool that enables TortoiseSVN to talk to Team Foundation Server. Support for Subversion has been our number one requested feature, and by hosting SvnBridge, our users can now use their favorite Subversion client with any project.
Starting today, TortoiseSVN will just work as illustrated below, no extra software is necessary to work with CodePlex.
Kudos to the CocePlex team! Who says Microsoft doesn’t listen to feedback, or make an effort to support open source tools? Bah!
The SvnBridge client wasn’t bad, but it was kind of a pain to have to start it to check out or commit changes.
Full story at http://blogs.msdn.com/codeplex/archive/2008/09/14/codeplex-launches-support-for-tortoisesvn.aspx.
Scrum Master training is coming to Pittsburgh, July 24 and 25, 2008.Â Iâ€™ll be in this class, which is an attraction unto itself.
The classes return periodically, so if you canâ€™t make this one, check their site for another.
A few years ago, I was looking for a version control system that would be easy to implement and not cost a fortune. I was splitting my time between my laptop and my desktop, and was always forgetting my thumb drive somewhere else. I did not have a separate NAS device at the time, so that was out of the question. I was paying for shared hosting, and was greatly underutilizing my disk space allotment.
Enter FtpVC, a version control system that works via FTP. It was perfect for my needs! I installed the client on both machines, configured it to use a folder on my hosting account, and got back to work. Setup was very easy, and the shared hosting space was accessible to either machine, and offsite. At $50, it was not a budget breaker, either. All the usual version control features are there, including history and comparisons. If you’re a lone ranger picking up the odd client job, or a small development shop, FtpVC could be a great solution for you.
There’s a new version out, and their announcement e-mail reminded me I should blog about it. No relation other than happy customer. As a matter of fact, I’ve since moved on to another solution, but I still recommend FtpVC as a lightweight and inexpensive way to get into version control.