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In computing, Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000 by CollabNet Inc. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and docum... More

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Where Would We Be Without SVN?

Since 2000 SVN has replaced CVS(Concurrent Versions System) and with much success. Allowing files to be moved, added, and checked out with ease. I don't know where we would be prior to SVN.

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Killer Application

Subversion was designed and programmed from the ground’s up to be modular and scalable, yet resembling CVS a bit in nature. Not as feature-rich as BitKeeper yet, but fully open-source.

These days there are many altervatives to be considered for subversion.

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Ten Reasons Why You Should Use Subversion

CVS was pretty good for me. I was not too happy but didn’t have many options either. Then one day, my friend told me about Subversion, the new age version control system. I decided to give it a shot and today I proudly admit that was one of the best decisions I ever took.

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Subversion was designed and programmed from the ground’s up to be modular and scalable, yet resembling CVS a bit in nature. Not as feature-rich as BitKeeper yet, but fully open-source.

These days there are many altervatives to be considered for subversion.

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Evolution Of CVS..

Subversion  by an anonymous user on December 18th 2008 at 01:59 PM

For a few years (years ago) I was on teams where we used CVS, and I used WinCVS - so when SVN came along, it was simply a nice natural evolution. WebDAV support makes things easy. And SynchroSVN client is also pretty powerful. Personally, not sure I have a heavy bias on source control systems ... they all do the trick. They are what they are.

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Live from ApacheCon: Subversion Joins ASF

The Apache Software Foundation is celebrating 10 years since its incorporation, and so we're partying like it's 1999 here at ApacheCon. By which I mean ApacheCon has remained true to its roots with a community-driven feel that seemed more common in the Open Source events of 10 years ago.

The big news today is that the Subversion project is joining the Apache Software Foundation. To mark the announcement, representatives from the Apache Software Foundation, the Subversion Project and CollabNet held a joint press conference at the downtown Oakland Marriott in a cozy, if poorly ventilated, hotel conference room. Read on for more details, as well as news about Git repositories and comparing the ASF to the new Codeplex Foundation.

More on Open Core

Many of the responses to my previous blog post "Open Core or Open Snore?" were in agreement, and some were not. As is often the case, the more interesting ones expressed disagreement. Some took issue with my post by pointing out open core companies that might be termed success stories: SugarCRM, Alfresco, Mindtouch. But then, I never wrote that open core cannot be successful, but rather that any success will be limited by nature of the model. Open core effectively places a cap on community development turning open source efforts into a viral marketing play, when it can be so much more.

One critique that did resonate was how much open source dev models actually impacted the bottom line. A company's success is impacted by a myriad of factors, including open source strategy and tactics.Seeing as how some companies will succeed with practically no open source development at all, it's only natural to concede that an open core approach will succed in some markets. However, if I were creating an open source community strategy in a crowded, competitive market, I sure wouldn't want to place an artificial handicap on my community development practices. I'll use 2 case studies to illustrate my point: Red Hat / Fedora and CollabNet / Subversion

SourceForge Commits to Git, Bazaar and Mercurial Support

The sites and services existing under the SourceForge umbrella have experienced some significant changes in the past several months. In the first three months of 2009, we've seen management changes and the re-direction of some SourceForge properties. SourceForge is ushering in another change -- free hosting for the Git, Bazaar, and Mercurial source code management systems. These services are now available to every open source project registered with

The new source code management (SCM) systems supplement SourceForge's Subversion and CVS support.

Does Subversion have plugins for eclipse3.4?

does Subversion have plugins for eclipse3.4?

Good subversion client for mac?

What is a good subversion client for the mac? Something that plugs in to Finder or something. I have read about TortoiseSVN on the PC. What are good mac equivalents?

Bzr vs CVS vs Subversion

Hi - I am looking for a source control system to use for our outsourced development team. We are currently using Microsoft Visual Source Safe and I have been looking at SVN and Bzr. How do they stack up? Any experience? What are the differences?

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