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Version Control for Web Projects

I need a recommendation.

I am working on a couple of web projects developing using ASP.NET and Visual Studio.NET.  I really need to implement some type of version control especially with the fact that a few others are often changing page layouts and syncing up changes through FTP is getting old.

We are all remote.  We have Terminal Services access to the machine in order to setup some type of source control. I'd like for it to be on the actual web host machine if at all possible.  It is running Windows 2000.

I'm not quite sure what and how we setup something so that it is automatically available on the server to be viewed through a web browser.  I'd like to avoid having to TS into the server each time and do a "Get New Version". 

I'm sure some of you have had experience with this type of situation.  We have access to Visual Sourcesafe, but that seems to have problems in remote environments.


Jonathan A
Monday, October 6, 2003

Perforce offers good performance over the WAN. A web interface to the repository is available.

Frederic Faure
Monday, October 6, 2003

Take a look at SourceOffSite or Vault from SourceGear.

They are both optimized for off site use.

Tim Lara
Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Check the "What source control do you use" thread.

Jim Rankin
Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Also take a look at CVS - - and WinCvs as client - remote access is possible by opening up the port for the CVS Server, which runs without problems on Windows 2000. And it is very, very free.

I think it is quite easy to use, even when using branching and tagging scenarios with multiple versions of the source in game at one time.

Torben Koch
Friday, October 10, 2003

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