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SVN is short for "Subversion" and is an open source version control system

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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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Using Subversion as an artifact repository vs a specific artifact management tool

TL;DR: Why use something like Apache Archiva or Sonatype Nexus as an artifact repository instead of Subversion? The build system I use currently has a lot of binary blobs (images, sound files, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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In Subversion, how should I set up a new major version of my application?

I'm about to start work on a new version (version 4) of my commercial application. I use Subversion. Based on your experiences, mistakes, and successes, how would you recommend I set up the new ...
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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 ...
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Good practices to write Tags at SVN [closed]

Tags are a vital part at Version Controlling for example SVN. When should i write Tags at SVN? What information should have a Tags?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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CI - How long is continous?

We currently are using CCNet as our continous integration server. Most projects check for changes every 30 seconds (the default) and if needed perform a build (unit tests, stylecop, fxcop, etc). ...
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External file (images, sounds) naming convention at Xcode

What is better naming conventions at Xcode regardng External File (images, sounds) etc? Is there any guideline from vendor Apple? As we store our projects at SVN, is there any complicity from Hosted ...
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How do Tortoise svn handle concurrent file updation

I don't know much about Tortoise SVN, but have been using it for a while. I understand that it is capable of managing concurrent users on same file, but how does it do that? I am working on a file ...
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How can I add the version of a file to the file name with Tortoise-SVN?

I would like to start giving unique names to "cache-able" files - i.e. *.css and *.js - in order to prevent caching, without requiring changes to the web-server settings (as is currently done in IIS). ...
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Linking application build number to svn revision

I am looking for a strategy to version an application with the following requirements. My requirements are given an exe with version number (major.minor.build-number) 1) I want to map the version to ...
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What does cheap copying/branching mean for a versioning system like SVN?

One of the advantages of SVN over CVS as given here is cheap copying and branching. What does "cheap copying and branching" mean in SVN parlance? How is it different from CVS copying and branching?
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What does it mean by atomic commit for a versioning system?

One of the reasons why programmers prefer SVN over CVS is the former allows atomic commits ? What does this mean ?
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In centralized version control, is it always good to update often?

Assuming that: You are in a team developing some software. Your team is using centralized version control in the development process. You are working on a new feature which will surely take several ...
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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 ...
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SVN command line client: checkout refused when LDAP password changed “svn: OPTIONS of” (repo) “authorization failed” (but works in TortoiseSVN)

When using the command line/terminal svn client, a colleague is getting "svn: OPTIONS of " [repo] "...authorization failed" error message when they attempt to checkout the repo to be their local ...
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What is the most basic and simple platform for collaborative development (PHP project)? [closed]

I need to work with 4-5 programmers on a fairly average PHP application using codeigniter. We're in 5 different locations in one city, and all of the programmers are all not too well educated and I'm ...
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What does it mean for SVN “to pollute the local source tree”?

I'm reading "Professional Team Foundation Server 2010" by Wrox, and in an advantages/disadvantages list, the said: "Like CVS, SVN makes use of .svn directories inside the source folders to store ...
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svn usage advice

I need an advice about SVN usage. I use Tortoise SVN on my client to deal with a project I am working on. The probjem is that I have two set of bugs top fix on the project. One to deploy till 5 ...
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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 ...
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using source control to create release notes?

Lets say i have an off the shelf eccomerce cart. I put all the code inside subversion. I start to make changes and check the code changes back in. is it possible to then display each "check in" with ...
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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 ...
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When should I backup files? [closed]

At our company we are not using a source control so we do backup manually. My habit is like this: I backup only scripts where I removed code snippets, and those scripts where I only added code ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do programs like subversion detect when a file has been edited as opposed to created/deleted?

This is my first question here so I hope it is not off topic. Although I am using the Linux inotify library to listen for changes to files, and I compare use of that against the Subversion program, I ...
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When to reintegrate feature branch?

From SVN 1.5, it supports reintegrate feature. I wonder when I should reintegrate. Should it be done before release or after release? If I do it Before release Pro: It is not forgettable to merge ...
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Any recognized convention for repository changelogs?

We use TortoiseSVN, but we have no bug tracking system. I know, lame, but beyond my control. There were times when svn wasn't in daily use. Now I've had succeeded in pressing for using it regularly, ...
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Should I use a code repository if I am the only one working on a project? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Version control for independent developers? I am not sure if I should use a code repository when I am the only one working on a project.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How to keep Free/Paid version of the app separate in subversion

I have a paid application on the android marketplace, however, I want to release a free ad-supported version. The easiest way I thought to do this was to set up a branch on my subversion repository ...
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What's the best way to review a code before it's committed to the trunk? (SVN)

What's the best way to review a code before it's committed to the SVN trunk? One idea that I am thinking of is to having the developer to commit his code to a branch and then reviewing his code while ...
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How to set-up a simple subversion workflow

I am trying to set-up a simple SVN workflow at home. I am new to subversion (and programming) so I have been reading the official PDF documentations but still not sure about how to set-up my ...
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Should I add old code into my repository?

I've got an SVN repository of a PHP site and the last programmer didn't use source control properly. As a result, only code since I started working here is in the Repo. I have a bunch of old copies ...
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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 ...
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Can we set up svn server on a local computer without any network access?

I want to set up an SVN repository on my computer without any network access. I am working on a code without any collaborator, so I don't want it to be publicly available. I read this post, but it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Odd company release cycle: Go Distributed Source Control?

Sorry about this long post, but I think it is worth it. I have just started with a small .NET shop that operates quite a bit differently to other places that I have worked. Unlike any of my previous ...
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Can commits be considered too small? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: git / other VCS - how often to commit? How often should I/do you make commits? The usage of source control is very different from one developer to another and from ...
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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 ...
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Organizing projects in SVN

I'm fairly new to SVN and I would be interested in hearing about how other people would organize projects in SVN. We have projects that have different types of source files: C#, SQL, and Matlab. ...
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SVN code review tool [closed]

I would like to do some code review on the SVN repository used by our team. For now, I've used Eclipse: show log on trunk, click on a revision and "Compare" to see the changes. The diff renders ...
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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 ...