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

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Version control organization for large .NET solutions

I'm trying to come up with a better way to organize my C# projects on SVN. The .NET solution for my main GUI has about 28 class library projects. These libraries fall into two categories. Some of them ...
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Should we use a monorepo?

My team is planning a migration from subversion to git. We support 3 applications... 1 is primarily for internal users, 1 is for corporate "partners" and 1 is for end users. These applications share ...
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Migrate an SVN repository (that was previously the merge of 2 repositories) to Git while retaining history

Background I am trying to migrate an SVN repository that was formerly 2 svn repositories (but within the same svn server, so sharing commit numbers), which was then combined. So initial state (two ...
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git / other VCS - how often to commit? [duplicate]

I've been a programmer now for over 11 years, and am just starting to get into version control for real. The places I've worked at have never really used version control (one committed at the end of ...
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Disadvantages for having completely different codebases in different git branches

One senior member of my team setup a new git repository for our product we are working on, since we are migrating from SVN to git. Our product consists of different software components that are ...
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Are “skip deltas” unique to svn?

The good folks who created the SVN version control system use a structure they refer to as "skip deltas" to store the revision history of files internally. A revision is stored as a delta against an ...
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Who is the potential audience of a commit message?

I've been taking a course on plain language writing, in order to make my commit messages more readable and understandable. One of the main ideas in plain language writing is that your first identify ...
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SVN - Using branch for beta release of game and advise for repository layout?

I'm setting up the SVN repository for my hobby game project. I have the main version of the game and a beta version. The game is already online with a few players. The beta version is isolated from ...
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How do you put different versions of your library under version control? Do you use tags? Or branches? Or another method?

I have recently started putting my code under version control (in the lab I'm working, under SVN, and my own codes in github (obviously with git)). Before using version control, I used to do something ...
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Distributed SVN via file transfer?

I work for a large bureaucratic (and security paranoid) organisation that provides SVN for its development teams to use. I am working with a 3rd party vendor (at their site) and we currently share ...
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Git structure for multi platform projects

Currently I use SVN for my project and the structure looks like this: trunk/SharedLibrary/ trunk/platform/wordpress/ <- platform base directory trunk/platform/wordpress/SharedLibrary <- ...
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Is it a good idea to lock svn

I have to define the new way of working for a development team which goes from a one man unit, to a distributed team with programmers al over the world. The team will work with svn. This is a non-...
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Branching a subdirectory while keeping commits from other directories

I currently have a single pre-existing Git repo for a client/server solution that contains three subdirectories for 3 sub-projects: /client - An Angular2 SPA application (client-side TypeScript) /...
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Are there any statistics that show the popularity of Git versus SVN? [closed]

I'm writing an essay, and would like to have some empiric evidence, perhaps longitudinal data where the popularity of these technologies is compared over a period of some years. Are there any ...
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Managing the same files in four separate SVN repositories

We have four repositories in SVN, in which most of the files are same in all four of them. The reason why we are using four different repositories is, we have four different software products which ...
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Is my company merging branches wrong?

I recently came across an MSDN article about branching and merging and SCM: Branching and Merging Primer - Chris Birmele. In the article they say 'big bang merge' is a merging antipattern: Big ...
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What's so difficult about SVN merges?

Possible Duplicate: I’m a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS? Every once in a while, you hear someone saying that distributed version ...
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How do you achieve a numeric versioning scheme with Git?

My organization is considering moving from SVN to Git. One argument against moving is as follows: How do we do versioning? We have an SDK distribution based on the NetBeans Platform. As the SVN ...
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Git project organization

My company currently has SVN as main version control and we are in process of migrating to Git. Doing that is a perfect chance to do a structure reorganization. Before I get to that let me describe ...
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How to version control a fragmented codebase until it is properly merged?

My team has a mix of software developers and scientists, and version control has been messy in the past. We're trying to do better, which leads me to ask this question. We have a central codebase for ...
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How to manage same source code for different country in SVN?

as per my current requirement. I would like to maintain common source code for different country releases. Below are the cases which are required to be covered in the new process of code manage. ...
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Would This Workflow Work For a Distributed Team With CI/CD

Because the reaction of @DanCornilescu I understood that my question was not clear. That is why I edited the question heavily. I was brought in on a project where there was only one developer. All ...
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Is there a way to comment a source file using a separate file?

I'm using a large and complex library including R and C++ code, available online via a subversion repository. Trying to figure out how it works I took a bunch of notes in the source code itself, in ...
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SVN / Git How to administer branches

I'm the technical lead for a small company (6 developers). We currently use SVN and we're slowly porting over to Git, after everyone gets their training. Currently our clients are the ones who "pull ...
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Converting a very large remote subversion repository to a slimmed down Git repository

I have the pleasure of taking over 14 year old subversion repository that consists of two key elements: 111,000 revisions, about 10% of which are substantial; The repository dump is about 73 GB, ...
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Do DVCSes discourage continuous integration?

Say there is a team of ten agile developers. Every day they each pick a task from the board, commits several changes against it, until (by the end of the day) they have completed the task. All ...
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Functional tests for SVN management script

I have a Python script which is responsible for updating SVN repository (in a nutshell) and checking it. Now I'd like to write some functional tests for the script. To check whether SVN update has ...
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Git - What issues arise from working directly on master?

I have seen lots of advice about git branching models and the most common opinion seems to be that making changes directly on the master branch is a bad idea. One of our co-workers is quite happy ...
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Version control problem

I heavily use Excel and CSV at my workplace. File 0 Excel File The initial file is an Excel file. Let's call this File 0. This may or may not change with time depending upon the requirement of the ...
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Solutions for preventing build breakage

Some background to my question: We have a traditionally windows-only C++ code-base which we are in the process of porting to linux. Parts of the system have been running on linux for many years, but ...
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Same dev env setup across multiple machines - aka fixing “but it worked on my machine”

Community, as our software and development team grows, we ran into multiple problems: Multiple Config files with different paths for each machine "Do I need this tool? And what version, I don't have ...
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Repo management using Git or SVN

We have several ongoing projects and need to figure out the way to manage the repos. The current situation is Project A is in production, in a SVN Repo A. Project B is in development for another ...
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Isn't there a substantial problem with SVN tags?

A common practice for SVN tags is to tag different releases in order to be able to find them with ease later. As I understand it, tagging is the same thing as branching, that is in two cases, it just ...
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How can I maintain code quality without SCM?

I am working in a governmental institution. The technology being used here and the methods for developing software are quite old fashioned. They have tons of storage space but no appropriate space ...
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Can we set up svn server on a local computer without any network access?

I want to set up an SVN repository on my computer without any network access. I am working on a code without any collaborator, so I don't want it to be publicly available. I read this post, but it ...
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Should I use a code repository if I am the only one working on a project? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Version control for independent developers? I am not sure if I should use a code repository when I am the only one working on a project.
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What options are there if an SVN repository becomes unavailable?

A project I'm working on was hosted on a svn repository at bettercodes.org. This was under another user's name and that repository is now unavailable. The person responsible for the project was sent ...
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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 case-...
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Getting started with repositories: are they what I need, or are there any alternatives?

I'm a solo iOS developer - mostly self taught, but have made several successful apps so far and potentially starting some slightly bigger projects. What I want to do: As I'm working on some bigger and ...
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using source control to create release notes?

Lets say i have an off the shelf eccomerce cart. I put all the code inside subversion. I start to make changes and check the code changes back in. is it possible to then display each "check in" with ...
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How to properly develop in different SVN branches with Eclipse IDE?

I recently got into a slight argument with the other developer on my team about the correct way to develop with SVN and Eclipse. My way of developing in multiple branches is by creating new workspaces ...
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Git workflow organisation in small teams

I'm working in a team of about 15 people and we're currently in the process of switching from svn to git and establishing a new workflow with git. I decided to use gitflow as our new workflow because ...
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Switching from SVN to Git - help needed

I'm a software developer recently in charge of entire project (project manager). The project I'm working on (with 6 other persons) is a complex Java-based application that's being developed for over 5 ...
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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 https://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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Is it bad practice to not delete redundant files right away from VCS but instead mark them as “To be deleted” with comments first?

I wanted to know if the way I deal with source files that need to be deleted from version control could be regarded as bad practice. I want to explain it to you based on that example: I recently ...
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How to provide Java libraries internally?

In my small team we write applications that run as a Jenkins job and using the SOAP API of our Bug Tracker, our ALM software. They are accessed with Java however I think developers using other ...
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Version control with delta processing uploads?

I am planning to build a version control system to learn some advanced programming concepts in the process. I've used git , perforce and svn. I was wondering if any of them or other uses delta ...
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Avoid wrong variable on branch commit

Our frontend web software contains, inside a file called url.js a variable used as URL root for REST webservices. var url = "https://devappserver:8080"; During development on developer PC, for ...
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Repository strategy for multiple interconnected components with small differences

At my work we have multiple products.. productA, productB, ... these products reference multiple components. componentA, componentB.. there are also shared components sharedA, sharedB... etc.. which ...
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How to treat in-house libraries

I am facing problems structuring projects and libraries. In the company I am working for I often see, that things would be more maintainable and less error prone, if we could extract common code and ...

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