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Subversion

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This article is about the computer software framework named "Subversion." For information on the undermining of authority, see rebellion, sabotage, and insurgency.

Subversion (also known as svn) is a version control system designed specifically to replace CVS, which is considered to have many deficiencies.

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Features

Version 1.0 of Subversion (released 23 February, 2004) offers the following features:

Version 1.1 added these features among others:

Version 1.2 (released May 2005):

  • File locking for unmergeable files

Related Software

GUI front-ends/clients

  • RapidSVN (http://rapidsvn.tigris.org/) cross-platform (Linux, Win32) GUI front-end written in C++ using the wxWidgets framework
  • eSvn (http://esvn.umputun.com/) Qt-based client
  • JSVN (http://jsvn.alternatecomputing.com/) Java swing client
  • TortoiseSVN (http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/) Windows shell (i.e. Explorer) extension
  • svnX (http://www.lachoseinteractive.net/en/community/subversion/svnx/features/) Mac OS X GUI front-end to svn
  • AnkhSVN is a Visual Studio .NET addin. It allows you to perform the most common subversion operations from directly inside the VS.NET IDE.
  • gsvn (http://gsvn.tigris.org/) mostly abandoned by its original authors, due to lack of time; written entirely in python, using GTK
  • SmartSVN (http://www.smartcvs.com/smartsvn) multi-platform (java based) client for Subversion; work in progress at the time of the writing.

Alternatives

There are many other version control systems some of which aim to fulfill the same goals as Subversion does. More information about these goals can be found at Revision control and a comprehensive list of systems at Category:Version control systems.

Other projects of note

The Open Source Trac project integrates Subversion, an Issue Tracker, and Wiki functionality into one web based interface.

The Open Source Subclipse (http://subclipse.tigris.org) project integrates Subversion into Eclipse.

The Open Source SVK project is a decentralized version control system written in Perl, permitting offline operations and advanced merging algorithms. It layers on the Subversion filesystem and its API.

The Open Source JavaSVN (http://tmate.org/svn/) project - 100% pure Java Subversion client library.

For a partial list of projects using SVN, see Category:Projects using Subversion.

External links

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