"A stock Eclipse installation has integrated support for CVS, a
popular open source change-management system. The abilities of CVS,
and its limitations, are well known, but many groups have been
investigating other version-control systems to provide better
scaling, better support for merging changes and branching versions,
and better support for binary file formats.
"Subversion (SVN) is a popular replacement for CVS, offering
improved performance (courtesy of intelligent local caching and a
database back end), easy and fast branching, and an answer to every
one of the shortcomings that people often run into while using
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