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Why is Git LFS not the solution to the problem? [closed]

I am working with Perforce for 10 years. Our repository has around 500.000 submits and our submits are either C/C++ source code or (binary) dependencies. The lack of editor support for Perforce was ...
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Perforce workflow

So, we have just migrated from SVN to Perforce. I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out the best workflow. For Subversion, I did the following (via TortoiseSVN): Check out repo Do work ...
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Why can Perforce be a better version control system? [closed]

I've seen some people love and some loathe Perforce. As users or administrators with experience with other version control systems (free cookie to the ones with DVCS experience [git, Mercurial]), what ...
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Is Perforce as good at merging as DVCSs?

I've heard that Perforce is very good at merging, I'm guessing this has to do with that it tracks changes in the form of changelists where you can add differences across several files in a single blow....
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Can DVCSs enforce a specific workflow?

So, I have this little debate at work where some of my colleagues (which are actually in charge of administrating our Perforce instance) say that workflows are strictly a process thing, and that the ...
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Integrating different branches from external sources into a single Mercurial repository

Edit: Making this even clearer as the bounty is about to expire: is there a way of importing history (pulling from different SCM) directly into a specific branch with Mercurial? I'm currently working ...
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Will adopting a DVCS mean there will be a positive impact on development speed?

I was wondering how safe is to say that —because developers are free to version and have better and more organic workflows— code will be delivered faster. A big factor here is team size of course, ...
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Training a company to use a DVCS coming from a CVCS mindset, is it as hard as one would think?

So, I'm preparing to consider the outcome of training a lot of people (>25) to use Mercurial coming from a centralized mindset. I've done it with individuals and had success with it, although the time ...
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Is switching from a CVCS to a DVCS a considerable bandwidth save?

So, I'm in a big geographically-distributed company, we use perforce and I'm starting to make the case for a DVCS with a whitepaper I was requested to write. I was thinking that one of the arguments ...
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Moving from a CVCS to a DVCS in a big company, what is the right way to do it?

I just started a new job and I'm currently at the process of trying to introduce a DVCS (mercurial, but the actual DVCS is not really a matter of discussion at this point, it could also be git) to the ...
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