Simple and Complete Subversion solution in Windows

Subversion version control system is most popular and widely used. Windows users always want easy to install, easy to configure and easy to use applications. This article explains about few set of tools which used in combination will bring you complete Subversion solution in windows.


Visual Server: VisualSVN Server is a fully-functional Subversion server on the Windows platform. It has powerful management console to manage the repositories. It is integrated with Windows Authentication. This product is not open source but the binary is free to use. The license allows to use in commercial but it will not allow to redistribute.

Tortorise SVN client (Desktop client): A Subversion client, implemented as a windows shell extension. All commands are available directly from the windows explorer. It creates graph of all revisions/commits. It integrates with issue tracking system. It comes with merge and diff tool.

WebSVN (Browser client): WebSVN provides web interface to view Subversion repository. It helps to view file or directory and see a list of all the files changed, added or deleted in any given revision. It provides support to view the differences between two versions of a file. Its based on PHP so PHP developers could prefer this.

ViewVC (Browser client): ViewVC is a browser interface for CVS and Subversion version control repositories. It generates templatized HTML to present navigable directory, revision, and change log listings. It can display specific versions of files as well as diffs between those versions. Its based on Python so Python developers could prefer this.

AuthSVN / Netbeans / Eclipse IDE plugins: AnkhSVN is a Subversion Source Control Provider for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010. AnkhSVN provides source code management support to all project types supported by Visual Studio and allows you to perform the most common version control operations directly from inside the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. Netbeans supports Subversion via Plugin and same with Eclipse.

Visual Server is not open source but its basic version is free to use. All other products discussed above are open source.

Reference:
  1. http://www.visualsvn.com/server/
  2. http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/
  3. http://www.websvn.info/
  4. http://www.viewvc.org/
  5. http://ankhsvn.open.collab.net/
  6. http://www.collab.net/downloads/netbeans/
  7. http://www.eclipse.org/subversive/



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