Patch #1260

Add SCM:Visual SourceSafe patch

Added by Aruo Miura over 13 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2008-05-20
Priority:LowDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:-


This was same as

I know RubyForge's areas are obsolated. So I re-post this patch here.

I got some reports and found this patch need running with Administrator (or Poweruser?) authority.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 8.0 (maybe or later), I check only Japanese version 8.0.50727.42 .
#Maybe support Japanese and English ONLY. If need others, check codes.
Running VSS and Redmine on same machine.
Redmine process need running under Administrators authority.(Because of OLE security?)

VisualSourceSafe.diff Magnifier - Add SCM:Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (90.2 KB) Aruo Miura, 2008-05-20 03:24

VisualSourceSafe.diff Magnifier - Add SCM:Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (89.7 KB) Aruo Miura, 2008-05-20 13:42

Related issues

Duplicated by Redmine - Patch #228: for VisualSourceSafe patches Closed


#1 Updated by Thomas Lecavelier over 13 years ago

Hi Miura,

It looks like you achieve a great job. Some remarks:

  • could you create a new migration, instead of editing m055: it'd break the migration system for users
  • is it possible for you to provide a test-case to include with this patch? I don't know if it's possible to provide a stand-alone repository of MS VSS, but it could be a real good thing to prevent regression
  • have you possibility to check that a redmine instance with your patch, running on linux, still work (without using the VSS capability, of course...) It should work without problem, but we can't know...

Thank you.

#2 Updated by Aruo Miura over 13 years ago

Hi Thomas.

First, Thanks for your advices.
Second, might be hard to read because of my poor English...

  • Maybe no migration needed. It's my experimental codes.
    In RubyForge, I didn't put m055's codes.
    And got some reports it works.
    So maybe OK.
    I delete it and re-upload patch.
  • Need to read licence of VSS...
    VSS can create stand-alone repository.
    But I don't know providing repository is allowed.
  • I don't have linux or other non-windows environments.
    So it's hard to check it. Need setup first...
    Running under not Windows environments like linux, it does't work because of No OLE.
    I don't know WINE or other Windows Emu support them or not.
    Of course, not select VSS for SCM, maybe it should be work just you said.

I know checking this patch is too hard, and not suit for major users.
So I think it's difficult to incorporate this patch to redmine trunk.

But "this patch is here" is important, I think so.

Of course, I'll try to check under linux and try to create test-case.
But need much more time.


#3 Updated by Thomas Lecavelier over 13 years ago

Outch... The migration was just ugly: it's effect was to "convert" all existing repositories in Redmine in VSS repositories... It would be a terrific bug ;)

You're right: there's very few chance to commit this patch to trunk without far more tests, but it's a good beginning.

I'd add a link to this patch in the redmine guide, hoping it could help someones.

Any feedback from users is welcome, of course.

#4 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA almost 11 years ago

  • Category set to SCM

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Microsoft no longer supports Visual SourceSafe. The mainstream support for Visual SourceSafe 2005 was ended on 2012-07-10.

Probably few people really need this feature in 2018.

#6 Updated by Go MAEDA about 3 years ago

  • Duplicated by Patch #228: for VisualSourceSafe patches added

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