Microsoft don’t use VSS?

2008-01-11

Whaddya know. IE8’s source code is managed using Perforce (click on my first link and scroll down past the smiley face to the change log). Yay for agile tools! I wonder why they don’t use VSS? No. I really don’t. Will perforce save them from the tar pit of doom? Bwahahahaha!

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6 Responses to “Microsoft don’t use VSS?”

  1. Clive Says:

    I thought Microsoft had quietly been using Perforce internally for many years now?

  2. Richard Says:

    What Clive said – I have a vague recollection that it goes by some other name inside MS, though.

  3. Richard Says:

    …a bit of googling suggests that name is ‘Source Depot’.

  4. Kevin Says:

    MS licensed the code from Perforce a long time ago and has since heavily modified it to fit their needs and labeled it Source Depot.

    Kevin, a former MSFTer

  5. drj11 Says:

    Interesting. Thanks all!

  6. Nick Barnes Says:

    Note that MSFT also have some new developer groupware which is apparently rather good. Really.


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