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Christopher Bongaarts <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN CSS Web Development <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 6 May 2010 11:21:03 -0500
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Tonu Mikk wrote:

> First, I very much support the idea of a central repository for sharing 
> code even though I have not used a version control system before.  The 
> value that it would would provide to me would be an ability to look at 
> someone else's code and see if it could be used for something that I am 
> working on.  This repository to me would be of most value, if much of 
> the code is shared freely.  Ideally, I see everyone with the UMN ID 
> having read and download rights and project owners deciding who has 
> commit and change rights.  In this sense it would act similar to UMN AD 
> group policies where I am able to see everyone's group policies and 
> learn from how they have been created.

Netfiles can also host files with controlled or open permissions, and do 
version control, but it is not really optimized for source code.  It 
does (I think) support WEBDAV, so development tools that support that as 
a VC might be able to leverage it.

(I'm not necessarily advocated for that as a solution, just pointing out 
that it could be considered an option.  Personally, I prefer CVS for 
most of what I need it for, but it is not as strong as some of the other 
solutions discussed when you are serving a larger audience.)

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