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September 19, 2009

NautilusSVN – The TortoiseSVN for Linux users

Filed under: subversion,version control — James @ 2:42 pm
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TortoiseSVN is the dominant Subversion client for Windows. While there so many Subversion clients available, what makes TortoiseSVN special is it’s smooth integration with the Windows Explorer. As a result, working with your Subversion repository becomes super easy. When I switched completely from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, TortoiseSVN is one of the few applications I missed. Not anymore!

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August 26, 2009

Most popular Subversion clients

Subversion is a very popular version control system. As a result, subversion has a wide array of client tools which makes life difficult for us, the users. So we wanted to know what our readers actually use and here is the summary of their opinions. Read more from SolitaryGeek.

August 17, 2009

Subversion and RapidSVN

Subversion is a very popular version control system. Though Subversion provides a very robust command line client, most of us prefer using a nice GUI front end. Windows users are really fortunate to have a powerful tool like TortoiseSVN which without any argument is simply the best front end for Subversion. Unfortunately, TortoiseSVN is available for just the Windows platform. Here I would like to highlight about RapidSVN, a cross-platform GUI front end for Subversion.

Learn more about RapidSVN from SolitaryGeek.

August 1, 2008

Extending Subversion with Apache

Filed under: subversion,version control — James @ 1:14 pm
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In one of my previous post, I explained about using TortoiseSVN with subversion. Continuing in the same vein, we will see how to extend subversion with the Apache web server. Apache, the most popular http server in the world provides powerful extension point to your subversion repositories and a strong understanding of how these two technologies work together is very important for those who are into it.


– To learn how to configure Apache http server to provide remote access to subversion repositories.
– To learn how to configure authorization and access control to subversion repositories through Apache http server.


Subversion 1.4.6 for Apache 2.2


April 7, 2008

Subversion and NetBeans – A quick start guide

Filed under: java,netbeans,version control — James @ 10:24 am
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Subversion is arguably the most popular version control system as of now. No wonder NetBeans has very good support for Subversion. I personally feel that a java developer must be familiar with both these tools. This article shall help you to get started with both these tools.


– To create a simple java project in NetBeans.

– To import the java project into the subversion repository.

– To commit the changes made in a java source file.

– To view the revision history of a java source file which was changed.

– To rollback to the previous revision of the java source file.


March 14, 2008

Extending Subversion by using TortoiseSVN

Filed under: version control — James @ 5:56 pm
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Though Subversion is a powerful version control system, it’s command-line based interface may not appeal to some users who used other version control systems like Visual Source Safe. And what if you want to remotely access your repository as well?

TortoiseSVN and Apache comes to your aid. TortoiseSVN is a powerful tool for Subversion, which helps you to issue most of the subversion commands from your windows explorer. Subversion has an inbuilt “svnserve” utility which helps you to expose your repository to remote users, but it’s highly recommended to use the flexible Apache Web Server for this purpose. Subversion comes with it’s own apache modules to expose your repository to remote users. However, in this article we will not focus on Apache. I’m planning to write about the apache integration in my next post. Please be patient πŸ™‚


In this article you will learn how to install Subversion and TortoiseSVN and use them to create a repository, import files into the repository and view the repository.


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