I've AFK (at least, in a blog sense) for quite a while but now I think I will have more free time. I'll begin this new year with a quick tip:
I use Visual SourceSafe a lot -- it's the our default's SCM solution -- and I've ran into a problem some time ago: I wanted to use the internet (HTTP) version of the program. The reason for that was that our VSS database was stored on a Windows XP machine it's impossible to connect more than 10 simultaneos people to share in those OS. So, I thought that maybe the HTTP version of the plugin wouldn't have such restriction.
I was wrong.
Anyway, problem is that I didn't know how the plugin worked:
- First, the plugin is only for Visual Studio, which means that visualization through the VSS client still is done through Windows Folder Sharing.
- IIS HTTP has the same limitations as WFS.
- The plugin is configured on the Options->Tools menu in Visual Studio, under Source Control -> Plugin Selection, which enables one to choose between common (WFS) or internet (HTTP) communication.
Of all the info on this post, the third one is the most important, since after I configured the plugin (clicking such option on a message box that poped-up), I took me almost a day to find how to turn back to the WFS plugin.