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05-11-2004, 08:11 AM
I am about to start working remotely for a while away from the office.

I work with another developer on our web applications.

Our main development environment is MS .NET, but I do all the Flash work that goes into the ASP.NET applications we build.

With me working remotely, as well as perhaps another couple of developers, we are looking into source code management software.

I was wondering what kind of tools people use for source control, both for external AS 2.0 files in Flash projects, and for other development environments.

We dont want to spend a ton of money on this, and there will be at the most 5 developers using this software to manage their code accross various projects, so it does not need a lot of bells and whistles.

It just needs to work over the web, and any integration with VS.NET is a bonus.

So, any recommendations?



05-17-2004, 11:16 AM
Hi there,
if you want to go for the cheapest (ie. free :)) and possibly the most widely used, then i'd recommend CVS (http://www.cvshome.org/)...

i've never installed an actual CVS server (so my knowlegde is a bit lacking on the security aspects of it... maybe coupled with VPN access to your network, it would be secure enough), but i've used WinCVS (nice gui frontend for CVS, http://www.wincvs.org/) and it pretty striaghtforward...

the only other version control software i use is PVCS (www.merant.com), but seeing how this is quite expensive and can be pain to use sometimes, it wouldn't be my first choice :)...

possibly the software that would integrate the best with visual studio, would visual source safe (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/previous/ssafe/), but having never used it (or done any real MS development for that matter), i might just be talking rubbish :).

hope this helps,

05-17-2004, 11:57 AM
thanks for the reply.

My research also lead me to CVS.

It is an established software and has plently of support and documentation to help out (websites, o'reily books), and has ports to all the major OS for both the client and server applicaitons.

Safe Source gets a bad review from the people I have contacted, even the MS junkies said that they use different software.

But it looks like CVS is going to be what I propose.

And now that Flash supports external AS files, I think a lot of us are going to need a serious versioning and source management tool.

For those who are interested here are a bunch of links I have found about CVS and Win32: