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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Migration from SVN to Git. Multiple depedant projects for Continous Integration

I'm in charge of switching our 10+ years old code base from SVN to Git. Currently we have one single monolithic repository containing all of our projects. We have shared libraries and multiple ...
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Branching strategy for moving feature branch between versions

At my workplace, we use an SVN repository for the source code, which holds the main application and some other projects, and for the main application it is structured like this: - trunk - app - ...
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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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SVN - Branch merge process

We use SVN for our version control and have a trunk for minor changes and a branch for more significant changes and also for the devs to be able to work off the same code base. We regularly do trunk ...
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Automatic Resolution in SVN for CSV File

Situation We are a large team of developers, using SVN for source control on our project. One of our files, FileTracker.cvs, is very large: it contains metadata about almost every file in our repo. ...
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SVN best practices - different code logic in branches

While working with one project I was assigned to, I noticed a small problem with our SVN strategy. A few months ago, someone created a new feature branch from our trunk. In this branch he implemented ...
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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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How bad of an idea is it to alter a file in a pre- or post-commit hook?

My team is using SVN to store a lot more than just source code - we are storing all kinds of files. A process I'm working on designing is used to generate diff reports whenever a certain Excel ...
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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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Tracking number of code lines added/removed by me

I do like to write code, but what I like even more is to remove code! Following the mantra "code that does not exist cannot have bugs", if we can accomplish the same result with less code, we will ...
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Repository UUID equivalent

I am converting an old Subversion repository to Git. Here is an example: $ svn info http://alfa.com/bravo/charlie Path: charlie URL: http://alfa.com/bravo/charlie Relative URL: ^/charlie Repository ...
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Suggestions: Good format for short/commit messages for User Story and Sub tasks

I would like your opinion regarding a good style/format for short messages when committing into a repository (GIT or SVN). Considering we are using a feature branch development approach, with one ...
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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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Merge bug fixes from trunk in old branches

We are now in the process of switching from svn to git (after a year spent on convincing people, yay!) in my company. So far, this is all for the better but there is one little thing that we ...
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If you decide that branching is a bad thing, then why use Git over SVN? [closed]

I have used Git and Mercurial a bit over the past ten years and appreciate and prefer them, but most of my experience is with SVN. If it is decided within a corporate programming group that branching ...
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Workflow, editing things not in your current task

Usually when I program, I have a clear task ahead of me, but find annoying things I'd like to clean up as I go on. Here I see three options: Do it later (may forgot/have to spend time adding a ...
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Restructuring SVN repo for migrating to git [duplicate]

We currently have a SVN repo structured like so /trunk/library/libA /libB /libC . . /trunk/tools/toolA /toolB . ...
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Is there value is putting test/build outputs under source control?

My colleagues insist on ploughing every bit of output data they can into subversion. I can't see the value in this practice and would much rather use a file system. The key offenders are build and ...
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Version control of a website : dev/production front-end files

I'm trying to think of a better way to version control our website projects. Keep in mind I'm only a front-end dev so I don't have a profound knowledge of VCS. Workflows are changing, and past ...
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How do I bundle library files for use in branches?

I work at a company which has it's source code managed using subversion. Our code base is huge (800MB) but we want to work with branching. For what I noticed is that when branching, SVN just ...
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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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Migrating from SourceForge to Github, should I delete the SF repository entirely?

It's long overdue, but after a few too many horror stories I'm finally moving a long-running project of mine from SourceForge to GitHub. Simple question: Should I delete my SourceForge project ...

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