Software versioning is at the heart of software development. It is a fundamental pillar on which effective software development and delivery is dependant. Without effective version management software development is vulnerable to defect proliferation, inconsistency in environment, delivery and ultimately results in poor if not terrible service reliability.

In Apps we currently use three Version Control Technologies

These are ;

  1. Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) - no longer used
  2. Apache Subversion(SVN)
  3. GIT

 

Applications Division along with partners and other software Development teams in the University have agreed to adopt GIT as the preferred version control technology.

  • VSS as a technology is no longer being developed or supported - already migrated under INFxxx
  • SVN is losing ground in comparison to Git where we see greater numbers of adopters both inside the University and beyond.

For this reason new need to consolidate our Version Control(VC) technologies into one technology.

 

Given the support and development hiatus for VSS, this is now crucial we migrate services and repositories to GIT

 

Equally maintaining a second VC is inefficient and reduction is a key part of maintaining efficient services and exploiting one technology rather than numbers of technologies.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Subversion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Visual_SourceSafe

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
June 2020 20.0 days 10.7 days 0.0

Project Info

Project
Migration of SVN to GIT
Code
INF146
Programme
ISG - IS Applications Infrastructure (INF)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Frankie Quinn
Project Sponsor
Bill Lee
Current Stage
Close
Status
Withdrawn
Project Classification
Run
Start Date
01-Nov-2019
Planning Date
30-Apr-2020
Delivery Date
30-Jun-2020
Close Date
17-Jul-2020
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Compliance

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