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Version Control with Subversion

  • Matt Zandstra

Abstract

All disasters have their tipping point, the moment at which order finally breaks down and events simply spiral out of control. Do you ever find yourself in projects like that? Are you able to spot that crucial moment? Perhaps it’s when you make “just a couple of changes” and find that you have brought everything crashing down around you (and even worse, you’re not quite sure how to get back to the point of stability you have just destroyed). It could be when you realize that three members of your team have been working on the same set of classes and merrily saving over each other’s work. Or perhaps it’s when you discover that a bug fix you have implemented twice has somehow disappeared from the codebase yet again. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a tool to help you manage collaborative working, allowing you to take snapshots of your projects and roll them back if necessary, and to merge multiple strands of development? In this chapter, we look at Subversion, a tool that does all that and more.

Keywords

Command Line Version Control Version Control System Home Directory Stable Moment 
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© Matt Zandstra 2010

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