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November 2, 2006

The Madness of Visual Source Safe

So I am working on this project, right. And Microsoft Visual Source Safe is being used as the source control software, along with the VSS plugin for Eclipse.

Yes, I know.

Anyway, so I would like to abandon some changes made to a file. Basically revert to what's in source control. So I select "undo checkout".

A message pops up, and the message says:

"/alchemy-trader/ivy.xml was checked out from c:\winnt\profiles\steynh\My Documents\develop\alchemy-trader. Check in anyway?".

WTF?

First of all, the path c:\winnt\profiles\steynh\My Documents\develop\alchemy-trader doesn't belong to me, it belongs to another developer entirely.

WTF?

Then, I asked it to "undo checkout". It now wants to check in?

WTF?

Our new replacement Subversion server is finally configured and ready, and the switchover for this project and others is imminent.

Thank goodness for small mercies.