Posted tagged ‘svn’

DVCS’s Are Nice, But No Shame in SVN

May 5, 2010

Distributed Version Control Systems are quite popular, filling a need in this day of on-the-go and far-flung development teams. You can trace their history back quite a ways into proprietary solutions, but DVCS systems really gained traction when Linus Torvalds (of Linux, er, fame? goodness? godhood?) wrote git to manage Linux kernel development.

But if you’re still using Subversion, you’re far, far from alone. And in a lot of cases there are reasons not to switch.
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What Mother never told you about SVN Branching and Merging

October 19, 2009

Developers are fond of recounting their disastrous experiences branching and merging in Subversion and CVS.

Yet, thousands upon thousands of teams use SVN. Are they just not branching? What’s going on?
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