Survival of Source code changes after update
I'm the support manager, but don't have access to the FB source code (I'm not a coder). There are a few modifications I would like our programmers to make to the source code to suit the way we use FB, but our production manager says this will become problematic whenever you guys roll out a new version. The new version will overwrite any changes we make.
We're in the same position. We haven't automated a solution to-date, but we've deliberately put large comment blocks around the code we've added/changed. This makes it easy for us to identify the code differences (using MS VSS to do the comparisons) when we get an upgrade.
I made large changes to FB myself. I put the entire source under version control (CVS, Subversion, ...) , just like one does for regular software.
What he said :)
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