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Linux Journal: Setting Up Subversion for One or Multiple Projects

Jul 06, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cristiano Paris)

"The history of versioning systems is quite extensive. They have proven to be effective during the many stages of project development, from source code management to documentation and publishing. In the Open Source community, the Concurrent Versioning System (CVS) has become the standard in the development process, being an essential tool to coordinate the efforts of tens to hundreds of developers around the world.

"After many years' worth of success stories, however, CVS has begun to show problems, mostly related to security and to the lack of such important features as atomic commits. Recently, many CVS-replacement candidates have begun to appear on the scene. Some of them still are immature for critical deployments, while others propose radically new approaches, making them inadequate for a smooth migration..."

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