4
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2answers
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Understanding branching strategy/workflow correctly [duplicate]

I'm using svn without branches (trunk-only) for a very long time at my workplace. I had discovered most or all of the issues related to projects which do not have any branching strategy. Unlikely this ...
3
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2answers
119 views

Where can I find “SVN for Git Users” resources? [closed]

So I took a job where the firm uses SVN (but will be moving to Git sometime in the future). The problem is that I don't know SVN. I've tried numerous Google queries and all I can ever find are ...
1
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1answer
125 views

long lines in git or svn

I am coding a program which has persistent data (the MELT monitor, related to GCC MELT). The data is persistent because it is expected to be read and overwritten by most executions. (That data is in ...
2
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3answers
91 views

Adding svn support to our git repo

We have been using SVN for several years. Recently, we switched over to git, since some members of the organization pointed out that if our SVN server dies our team is toast. So far, we've got ...
1
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1answer
81 views

Git Repository Setup

I am moving my companys source control from TFS to GIT. We have TFS currently defined as. Project Collection / / Client A / Product A / Product B / Product C / Client B / Product D / Product E / ...
0
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1answer
119 views

External repository moved from Sourceforge (SVN) to GitHub, now what?

We've been getting the head revision of the JEDI Code library for a while, we only use it a tiny bit so never have bothered to manage which version we're getting. The problem is they appear to be ...
5
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3answers
525 views

Manage version control with a central development server (LAMP)

I'm working in a small team with up to 5 (web)developers. Because our team is growing frequently and we ran into problems with multiple people working on the same code we decided to set up a VCS. ...
4
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2answers
183 views

Managing an undercover SVN repository

The project I am working on is version controlled by SVN, and the unspoken rule at work is to commit only when a new stable feature is added (in order to have a "clean" revision history with no ...
2
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1answer
536 views

How can I clone an svn repository that changed layouts with git maintaining full history?

Problem I want to clone an svn repo with git-svn. The problem is the subversion repository changed layouts at r1235. Specifics From revision 1 to 1234, foo used the standard svn folder layout with: ...
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2answers
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Workflow: Using binary document formats in Git without locks (moving from subversion)

We're a software consultancy with a multitude of projects for different customers. We traditionally use Subversion, but are currently considering moving to Git. A significant portion of the documents ...
17
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3answers
528 views

Why does git allow you to “change history”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should the VCS history of a project be deleted? I am experienced using svn and recently started learning git. I was quite shocked to learn that git has features ...
9
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4answers
998 views

How do professional application developers use version control systems, like GIT and Subversion?

I am a beginner developer and I have been wondering from the start, how do professional use tools like GIT and Subversion (I don't have a very good understanding about these tools), to fulfill their ...
3
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5answers
2k views

What's so difficult about SVN merges?

Possible Duplicate: I’m a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS? Every once in a while, you hear someone saying that distributed version ...
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5answers
2k views

Why do Git users say that Subversion does not have all the source code locally?

I'm only going on what I've read on SO, so forgive me, but all I read says that one major advantage of Git over Subversion is that Git gives all the source code to the developer locally, not having to ...
5
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1answer
624 views

svn vs git for the sole developer? [closed]

If I am sole developer (I do not work in a team) working from my laptop (Windows OS and Linux VM) and backing up data to the cloud (Dropbox etc), then is git still better than svn for my version ...
20
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6answers
2k views

Specific reasons for still using Subversion? [closed]

I want to choose a version control system for my company. So far I know I have Git, Subversion and Mercurial. These days I see that Git is the most used, so I'm left wondering: would there be any ...
8
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2answers
239 views

What is the canonical approach to using a VCS right from a project's infancy?

Background I've used VCS (mainly git) in the past to manage many existing projects and it works great. Typically with an existing project, I would check in each change I make to the code that either ...
27
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10answers
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Do DVCSes discourage continuous integration?

Say there is a team of ten agile developers. Every day they each pick a task from the board, commits several changes against it, until (by the end of the day) they have completed the task. All ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Why do Git/Mercurial repositories use less space?

I've read on several discussions here and on SO that DVCS repositories use about the same or less space than their centralised counter-parts. I may have missed it, but I haven't found a good ...
1
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2answers
213 views

Will the customer benefit from a DVCS in any way?

Some of us can say a Distributed Version Control System (e.g. Mercurial, git) will have a positive impact on developers only out of the experience of using one (under the right conditions: higher ...
3
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2answers
484 views

Are any companies moving from DVCSs to CVCSs? [closed]

Are there any actual business cases that have made any company move from a DVCS to a CVCS (regardless of whether they were on a CVCS originally)?. Other than having a closed mind and rejecting the ...
4
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3answers
280 views

Which revision control system to use for 2 semester capstone course? [closed]

For CS undergraduate students working on a 2-semester capstone course without any prior exposure to revision control systems, what would be a good one to use? Desirable qualities would be easy to ...
2
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2answers
276 views

Trac/SVN to DVCS Migration

The project I'm currently working on is using Trac, with SVN integration. It's worked great until now. Now, however, we've taken on some additional developers and we're running into issues with ...
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2answers
511 views

Reasons to Use Version Control [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I'm a Subversion geek, why I should consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS? What is the value of using version control? I am a relative noob ...
35
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5answers
15k views

How do you achieve a numeric versioning scheme with Git?

My organization is considering moving from SVN to Git. One argument against moving is as follows: How do we do versioning? We have an SDK distribution based on the NetBeans Platform. As the svn ...
2
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5answers
367 views

Is there any evidence that graphic interfaces tend to mess with SVN- and Git-repositories?

In my company I am faced with assertion that graphic interfaces for VCSs like SVN or (especially) Git tend to mess repositories - especially regarding branching. Being a passionate Windows and GUI ...
29
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4answers
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Are there any statistics that show the popularity of Git versus SVN?

I'm writing an essay, and would like to have some empiric evidence, perhaps longitudinal data where the popularity of these technologies is compared over a period of some years. Are there any ...
6
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4answers
4k views

How to Use Subversion Repository Inside Git Repository?

I'm developing a project in Git. IT depends on another project, that's in a Subversion repository. I'd like to be able to make changes to the Subversion project in the tree, and commit to/update ...
8
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2answers
4k views

Is there a difference between merges in svn compared to git or mercurial?

From my understanding SVN is 'Easy to branch. Difficult to merge'. Why is that? Is there a difference how they merge?
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2answers
388 views

How should I control the versions of my project on GitHub

I am trying to spend as much time as I can on GitHub nowadays (even I am the only person in team at work) to really feel how it is going to be like for a real world corporate application. One ...
2
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1answer
236 views

svn - when will I see conflicts?

I am just starting a new position and using svn rather than git (my favorite). With svn if there are any conflicts will I see them after an svn update or after an (attempt) to svn commit? In other ...
2
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4answers
1k views

What's the best way to handle multiple simultaneous “streams” of development in version control?

My department is planning on working on our next several releases (spanning a year) simultaneously. The powers that be are advocating we support this by refactoring all affected code into classes ...
15
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5answers
1k views

What version control system can manage all aspects? [closed]

A few months ago I dug into Subversion and GIT and was disappointed. They handle SOURCE CODE fine but not other aspects. For example, a web site under version control needs to manage file/directory ...
9
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3answers
2k views

Agile development deployment process. Where do QA and Business Owners test?

I've been reading up a lot lately on various web application deployment processes using SVN or GIT, with a view to redesigning how we currently deploy where I work. As is the way with many flavours ...
9
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4answers
2k views

How do you put different versions of your library under version control? Do you use tags? Or branches? Or another method?

I have recently started putting my code under version control (in the lab I'm working, under SVN, and my own codes in github (obviously with git)). Before using version control, I used to do something ...
15
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6answers
2k views

git / other VCS - how often to commit? [duplicate]

I've been a programmer now for over 11 years, and am just starting to get into version control for real. The places I've worked at have never really used version control (one committed at the end of ...
8
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2answers
501 views

Big source tree refactor ahead - what tool to use?

We are doing a major refactor of the layout of our source tree. Masses of files are being moved, folders are being renamed, etc. etc. We currently have everything in SVN. We're going to move to ...
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2answers
296 views

git/svn Hooks for PHP/Zend Projects

just because i think we are not using the full potential of all possibilites here yet: What Pre/Post Commit Hooks (i.e. PHPUnit, PHPDoc) do you people use on your Team Git/SVN Servers? By now we do ...
12
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3answers
591 views

Are there any equivalent articles similar to hginit.com for git (and moving from SVN)? [closed]

I'm wanting to get the most out of git and not just be using it as a translated form of SVN. I've read hginit's article about coming from SVN. That article of course though is concerned with ...
4
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3answers
139 views

Where should the description about branches in a VCS be stored?

If you maintain many branches in your favorite version control system it is essential understand which branch for which indented. In SVN you can put README on same level as trunk/branches/features ...
21
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5answers
924 views

We're Subversion Geeks and we want to know the benefits of Mercurial

Having read I'm a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS. I have a related follow up question. I read that question and read the recommended links ...
4
votes
1answer
110 views

What is the best method for releasing free “extension” or example code based on a closed source proprietary project?

I have a proprietary project. It's a simple authentication library. I want to write open source(BSD) extension/examples for it. These examples interface code, connecting my authentication library to a ...
68
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12answers
9k views

git for personal (one-man) projects. Overkill?

I know, and use, two version control systems: Subversion and git. Subversion, as of now, gets used for personal projects where I am the only developer and git gets used for open source projects and ...
10
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5answers
638 views

Is SVN out of style? [closed]

It's been only several years since I migrated from Visual Source Safe to SVN. And SVN for me is still kinda "WOW! I can do so many things! SVN is so cool!" But many people around me keep saying "SVN? ...
4
votes
3answers
379 views

Dependent on CVS tagging for automated builds

My current work relies on using tags in CVS for an automated build process (ANT currently) to build for respective environments (development, QA, production). From our research, neither Git or ...
3
votes
2answers
257 views

What are good references for using perforce effectively when I am used to Git and SVN? [closed]

I have been using Git for a long time and before that Subversion. Now I am faced with a client that hosts their sources in Perforce. Its been troublesome and I do not feel I have a handle on things. ...
31
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13answers
2k views

Should I understand SVN before I jump to GIT? [closed]

I work in a department where no one has ever used source control before, including myself. I am trying to push the concept. I have spent a little while researching SVN. I some basics learned. I can ...
249
votes
11answers
23k views

I'm a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS?

I try to understand the benefits of distributed version control system (DVCS). I found Subversion Re-education and this article by Martin Fowler very useful. Mercurial and others DVCS promote a ...
25
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11answers
1k views

Business case for decentralized version control systems

I searched and couldn't find any business reasons why git/mercurial/bazzr systems are better than centralized systems (subversion, perforce). If you were trying to sell a DVCS to a non-technical ...