How to convince people to use revision control
dave at thesmithfam.org
Tue May 1 14:49:38 MDT 2007
I am a huge fan of revision control for software development. Until
recently, I thought every one else was too. For the past couple years,
I've been working with someone who begrudgingly uses CVS and Subversion
and only commits about once a month (on good months). The ill effects of
such a practice seem obvious to me, though I have a hard time voicing
them to my co-worker. To date, my attempts at convincing him to do at
least daily commits have fallen on deaf ears. He claims that his manual
backups are sufficient, and that for a one-man project it doesn't really
matter. Can you give me any suggestions on how I can convince him to
join the rest of the civilized world and use revision control daily,
without being a jerk and going over his head?
Thanks in advance!
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