Moving from CVS or SVN (Subversion) to TFS (Visual STudio Team Foundation Server) ?


Best of breed open source solution will not help you in supporting the best practices when building application software. Even if you invest a lot of time (and money), you will only acheive a minimum level of integration (source control and project management or source control and code quality checks …).


For that reason, many teams are moving from CVS or SVN (Subversion) to TFS (Visual Studio Team Foundation Server). Not because CVS or SVN is not doing a good job for source control management but because they need to integrate all the components (and tools) used by the application development team.


To support this move from CVS and SVN to TFS,  you could use Timely Migration


Timely Migration is a suite of tools designed to be the complete solution for moving detailed history from your existing source control system. Timely Migration aims to eliminate roadblocks for transitioning your organization to Team Foundation Server caused by the lack of viable migration tools.


J.

Comments (4)
  1. Ray says:

    Quote: "Not because CVS or SVN is not doing a good job for source control management but because they need to integrate all the components (and tools) used but the application development team."

    Yep, that could be a good reason. The interoperation/integration between those free tools are not so good and suits everybody’s needs. But for small organizations, TF is quite huge and expensive. That’s also a problem,

  2. Josho says:

    Seriously? Please get us better Git or Perforce support before you worry about CVS deployments.

  3. answer to the first comment :

    * integration between open source solution is at the cost of your time and will regidify your process

    * Team Foundation Server for 5 developers is about 8 000 $. what is your cost per day for your time or your developers ? 1k , up to 2k ? do you think you will spend more than 5 to 6 days to build the integration or do the manual reporting ? if yes … TFS is much more cheaper and agile

  4. answer to the second comment:

    the concept of TFS is to have one main repository. So the idea is to replace perforce (and others) with TFS

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