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Version Control Software


Definition

Version Control Software is an overview of the features and concepts of a few of the more commonly used Open Source SCM Tools, Subversion, Bazaar and Git.



Subversion

Subversion Apache

Subversion is an Apache project.


Subversion Features

  • Directory Versioning
  • Copying, deleting, and renaming are versioned
  • File metadata
  • Atomic commits
  • Branching and tagging are cheap
  • Merge tracking



Subversion Windows Client - TortoiseSVN

TortoiseSVN

This is one of the many client plug-ins available for Subversion.

Because SVN is supported by such an active development community, Subversion works with and is integrated into almost all developments tools and IDEs.


Subversion Final Thoughts

  • Very Adaptable to all Development Tools
  • Easy to Administer
  • Simple to Learn for the User


Bazaar

Bazaar Home Page

Bazaar's mission is to provide a simple enough version control tool for the casual user, yet powerful enough for the expert user.

Bazaar focuses on managing branches and changes rather than files and directories.

It is a very fresh approach.


Bazaar Features

  • Cross Platform
  • Application Suites
  • Location Views
  • Change Management
  • Remote Locations
  • Settings Management


Bazaar Explorer

Bazaar Explorer


Bazaar Final Thoughts

  • Clean UI Design
  • Responding to bug reports in a timely manner
  • Enabling localization so more people can benefit from version control.


Git

Git Home Page

Git is a decentralized repository model. Which is to say that for the most part you are working on your own specific source code repository.

Git is a fast performing tool because of this model.

Because Git is a new kid on the block of Software Configuration Management Tools, it is all new and shiny.

It is said to have the fastest growing user base, but that same is said for SVN.


Git Help

Git Help


Git Final Thoughts

  • Git Could Improve it's Windows OS Usability
  • Does Not Support Traditional Branching Concept
  • Git is a young tool that is sure to grow in functionality


Version Control Software

Version Control is a system or tool that captures the changes to a source code element: file, folder, image or binary.

This is beneficial for many reasons, but the most fundamental reason is it allows you to track changes on a per file basis.

For a deeper dive into Version Control Software


Software Configuration Management Tools

SCM Tools is a list of the more popularly used Software Configuration Management Tools.

The plan is compile an exhaustive list of tools and rate them according to their usability.

Software Configuration Management Tools


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Version Control Software Table of Contents

Software Version Control Software Version Control is a software system designed to track changes to individual files and directories. It's primary function is to facilitate, track and help organize changes to constantly evolving software systems.

Source Code Source Code is the intellectual property of an organization. Understanding and properly protecting this valuable asset is one of Software Configuration Management's highest priority.

Source Code Administration Source Code Administration is an important aspect of SCM. Ensuring wise and effective administration to your companies source code is vital to your organization's success.

Source Code Branching Most software projects will invariably require some efforts to be done in parallel. Large software projects require many roles to be filled, developers, architects, builders, testers and managers.

Software Baseline The goal of the baseline is to uniquely identify each version of a software component or application, and to facilitate detection and correction of configuration errors.

Source Code Evaluation In Software Configuration Management, one of the most common asked questions is what SCM source code tools should I use. The answer is, it depends on your source code evaluation criteria.

Source Control Source Control is a system or tool that versions the changes to a source code file. This is beneficial for many reasons, but the most fundamental reason is that it allows you to track changes on a per file basis. The typical tools used for versioning are called version control tools, software configuration management tools, or content management tools.

Version Control Version Control is a system or tool that captures the changes to a source code element: file, folder, image or binary. This is beneficial for many reasons, but the most fundamental reason is it allows you to track changes on a per file basis.

Version Control Software Version Control Software is an overview of the features and concepts of a few of the more commonly used Open Source SCM Tools, Subversion, Bazaar and Git.

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