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First Look At Microsoft Silverlight 3

digidave Re:I'll pass. (228 comments)

I had a couple of Microsofties come in to work to present to us about Virtual Earth. They talked a lot about VE's Silverlight integration, but when asked they admitted that only about 35% of desktop users had Silverlight installed. Even if that is not a high estimate, it's pathetic.

Even if you only care about Windows users, Silverlight is not a suitable technology to roll out to end-users. Flash 9+ has something like 98% market penetration.

more than 5 years ago

Office 2007SP2 ODF Interoperability Very Bad

digidave Re:What did we expect? (627 comments)

HALT (Happens All The Time)

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot's Disagree Mail

digidave Re:Please, read what you write before you post it (100 comments)

I think the disagree mail posts are a welcome break from more serious news, but then I am not under the delusion that Slashdot is a landmark site in the tech industry so we're bound to have different opinions.

more than 6 years ago

VIA Releases FOSS Graphics Driver

digidave Re:Almost unbelievable (153 comments)

Obviously their motive is profit. They went the route of stealing code (although that might not have been management, just some rogue coder taking the easy way out) and it didn't work. VIA understands that there is a large and growing Linux community and that there is money to be made from being Linux-friendly.

Just because their motive isn't selfless doesn't mean Linux supporters shouldn't welcome VIA with open arms. This is the sort of support we've wanted for many years.

more than 6 years ago



Using Mercurial in a large corporate environment

digidave digidave writes  |  more than 5 years ago

digidave (259925) writes "After a few weeks of fighting off a version control plan centered on Visual Source Safe, my employer has agreed that we should try Mercurial as a replacement for the hodgepodge of version control systems currently in use. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, seeing as how I'm one of the few who were against VSS) I have been put in charge of documenting our policies and procedures, finding an integrated bug tracker, build tool, deployer, and continuous integration software. While I have used Mercurial on small teams I have no experience dealing with the scale of this particular deployment.

The team is about 20 developers and growing. Most applications will be in .NET, with a few Ruby on Rails and PHP apps. The .NET developers will be using Visual Studio 2008 and the others will be using whatever editor they want on Windows, Linux, or OS X. The primary repository will likely be on Windows.

How can I go from managing a repository for a couple of developers and doing manual builds and bug tracking to a highly automated system that will be used by management, project managers and developers? What are the VCS expectations of a corporation who says they are looking for an "enterprise solution?""


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