We had a demonstration with the good people at PlasticSCM regarding their source code control tool. For those of you who are in the know, PlasticSCM is positioned competitively in the corporate Software Configuration Management (SCM) market alongside such distinguished tools as Perforce. They showed us a lot of nifty features that seemed to borrow ideas from Git (which is a very good thing!) while hopefully avoiding the things that make Perforce so difficult to work with. If you or anyone you know is in the market for a corporate SCM solution, do yourselves a favour and give PlasticSCM a shout.
We were working at the café when we received a phone call about this meeting. We retired to Lewis’ parents’ house so we could have the meeting in peace, but we lived in fear of Lewis’ mom interrupting the meeting by accident. Can you imagine being on the other end of a conference call and hearing, “But moooooom, we’re in a meeting!”
I don’t think our friends at PlasticSCM knew quite what they were getting into when they scheduled the demonstration with us. On the plus side, it felt good to be treated like a legitimate business despite having no facilities, budget, or staff.
Now, they do have a bulk licensing option for small studios like ourselves, giving unlimited installs for the price of the licenses for however many computers the studio currently has. This lets them cut a deal for the little guys while giving a studio like us room for future growth. But even with two coders on our project, we only have one computer that we do any development on (the other one is at Lewis’ former place of residence outside of the city), so a bulk license for us is kind of moot. It probably is a helluva deal, but for the price of that license we could buy another workstation or hire a cheap, highschool-educated contractor for the summer.
Thanks for the demonstration, guys! Maybe you’ll be hearing from us when we get a second computer.