"Software development is an iterative process that benefits from
coordination between developers and with historical archives. To
facilitate such practices, developers can turn to special
versioning software. In this article we will explore Subversion,
one of the most recently released version control suites.
"If you have ever collaborated on an open source project you are
probably no stranger to Concurrent Versions System (CVS), the most
popular open source version control system. A great majority of
code bases are under CVS control. Even if you have developed mostly
proprietary software, chances are good you have worked with CVS,
since it offers a great alternative to more expensive proprietary
versioning systems like Bitkeeper or Perforce. Subversion builds on
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