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

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Strange names for revisions?

I'm working at a company that has a strange policy. They can't stick to a single name for a software revision. For some reason they have branches, versions, releases and perhaps another term. They ...
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Why is Tortoise SVN case sensitive?

I've recently encountered this using TortoiseSVN, but I assume it will be the same for CVS based programs (correct me?). Out of pure curiosity, is there any reason why the CVS filesystem is ...
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Subversion Pre-Commit Check [closed]

In a config file for a PHP project, I have some settings that should not go out in production. Can anybody offer some specific examples or help on how to automatically check these fields and make ...
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Version control of application data

Put very simply, my company's product is a webapp with a database backend. We have a stage environment and a production environment for each of roughly 100 clients. There is a separate database for ...
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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 ...
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Subversion Tools To Help With Branching and Merging [closed]

Our shop is about to release a major rewrite of our application. And, we are going to need to do bug fixes on versions out in the field while developing new features for the next version. Frankly, ...
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Coming up with a version control strategy for SVN

Off the clock I'm going to try and come up with a strategy for version control for my company; we currently use SVN but there's no structure to it - we basically only have a trunk and only commit to ...
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How do you read other's code? [closed]

Almost every advanced programmer says that it's very useful to read the code of other professionals. Usually they advice open source. Do you read it or not? If you do, how often and what's the ...
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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 ...
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Storing bugfixes as local changes rather than in SVN branch

We are deploying and upkeeping web-sites to different customers. Normally we wait for newest changes to stabilize, then tag subversion version as release, and install than version to customer. Then we ...
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What advantages does TFS have over Tortoise SVN in this scenario?

This is neither a Holy War invocation nor is it http://stackoverflow.com/questions/661389/tfs-vs-svn - This question is much more specific and would potentially make a team of developers very happy: ...
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Keeping remote files synced with local files?

When developing web applications, how does one keep local files and remote files synced together? There is the obvious way, whenever you edit a file on your local machine, just upload that file to the ...
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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? ...
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using svn and mercurial in eclipse for same project

Is it possible to have in eclipse 2 "team providers" for same project. E.g. svn and mercurial? So svn will be used to commit to central repository, and mercurial only to work on my PC. E.g. when I ...
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How to separate development process and configuration management aspects of SVN?

I am looking into an alternative for the combined utilities of SVN, as both a development tool and configuration management tool. Instead, I would like to investigate the approach of having a ...
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Is using SVN for development and CM a bad practice?

I have a bit of experience with SVN as a pure programmer/developer. Within my company, however, we use SVN as our Configuration Management (CM) tool. I thought using SVN for development at the same ...
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Internal Libraries (Subversion Externals, 'library' branch, or just another folder)

Currently working on multiple projects that need to share internal libraries. The internal libraries are updated continually. Currently only 1 project needs to be stable but soon we will need to have ...
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What will be the best practice for having 'reviewed' source code in a source control repository?

What will be the best way to manage reviewed source code in a source control repository? Should the source code go through a review process before getting checked in, or should the code review happen ...
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Best practice with branching source code and application lifecycle

We are a small ISV shop and we usually ship a new version of our products every month. We use Subversion as our code repository and Visual Studio 2010 as our IDE. I am aware a lot of people are ...
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F# open source project hosting using SVN

I'm looking to choose open source project hosting site for an F# project using SVN. CodePlex is where the .NET community in general and most F# projects are hosted, but I'm worried TFS + SvnBridge is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Looking for tips on managing complexity with SCM repositories

I am a solo developer in my department and I have a lot of individual projects, all created and managed by me. I started using SVN at ProjectLocker via Versions on the Mac a couple years ago when the ...
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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 ...