Subversion

License: Free.

Support: Limited to user-base; no professional support available at this time.

Add'l costs: part-time person for maintenance minimum; recommend server;


Subversion is a client/server system seen as the replacement for CVS which also uses Berkeley DB filesystem. It runs faster than CVS, however its learning curve is just as steep. Windows installations can be challenging. It does have atomic check-ins and it distributes diffs whenever possible to lessen the network burden. Some limitations: "subversion has trouble with history-sensitive merging of branches".
With SVN you cannot do some commands without network access.


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