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VSS 2005: Slowly Walking Backwards

We recently upgraded from Visual Sourcesafe 6.0 to 2005.

In retrospect, that may have been a major mistake.

The abysmal performance of VSS 6.0 over VPN lines has now decreased even further. It took me over 30 minutes today, to run a "Get Latest Files" on our 2.0 branch of our main project. It usually takes, like 5 minutes or so. You really have to admire Microsoft for taking a produkt like VSS 6.0 and making it worse.

I wonder if it's not time to write a replacement. Maybe some kind of OpenSourceSafe, released under GPL and with a MySQL backend. How hard can it be? With some serious effort, a couple of guys running Delphi could do it pretty quickly, I think.

I mean, it's not like it's such a killer application, anyway.


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