One of the greatest frustrations in most software projects is version control: the art of managing changes to information. Today's increasingly fast pace of software development--as programmers make small changes to software one day only to undo them the next--has only heightened the problem; consecutive work on code or single-programmer software is a rare sight these days. Without careful attention to version control, concurrent and collaborative work can create more headaches than it solves. This is where Subversion comes into play.Written by members of the Subversion open source development team, Version Control with Subversion introduces the powerful new versioning tool designed to be the successor to the Concurrent Version System or CVS. CVS users will find the "look and feel" Subversion comfortably familiar, but under the surface it's far more flexible, robust, and usable, and more importantly, it improves on CVS's more notable flaws.The book begins with a general introduction to Subversion, the basic concepts behind version control, and a guided tour of Subversion's capabilities and structure. With thorough attention to detail, the authors cover every aspect of installing and configuring Subversion for managing a programming project, documentation, or any other team-based endeavor. Later chapters cover the more complex topics of branching, repository administration, and other advanced features such as properties, externals, and access control. The book ends with reference material and appendices covering a number of useful topics such as a Subversion complete reference and troubleshooting guide.Version Control with Subversion aims to be useful to readers of widely different backgrounds, from those with no previous experience in version control to experienced sysadmins. If you've never used version control, you'll find everything you need to get started in this book. And if you're a seasoned CVS pro, this book will help you make a painless leap into Subversion.
Table of contents
- Table of Contents
- Basic Concepts
- Revisions: Numbers, Keywords, and Dates, Oh My!
- Initial Checkout
- Basic Work Cycle
- Examining History
- Other Useful Commands
Branching and Merging
- Whatâs a Branch?
- Using Branches
- Copying Changes Between Branches
- Common Use-Cases for Merging
- Switching a Working Copy
- Branch Maintenance
- Repository Basics
- Repository Creation and Configuration
- Repository Maintenance
- Adding Projects
- Network Model
- svnserve; A Custom Server
- httpd; The Apache HTTP Server
- Supporting Multiple Repository Access Methods
- Runtime Configuration Area
- Externals Definitions
- Vendor Branches
- Layered Library Design
- Using the APIs
- Inside the Working Copy Administration Area
- Programming with Memory Pools
- Contributing to Subversion
Subversion Complete Reference
The Subversion Command Line Client: svn
- svn Switches
- svn Subcommands (1/8)
- svn Subcommands (2/8)
- svn Subcommands (3/8)
- svn Subcommands (4/8)
- svn Subcommands (5/8)
- svn Subcommands (6/8)
- svn Subcommands (7/8)
- svn Subcommands (8/8)
- The Subversion Command Line Client: svn
- Subversion for CVS Users
Problems Using Subversion
- Every time I try to access my repository, my Subversion client just hangs.
- Every time I try to run svn, it says my working copy is locked.
- Iâm getting errors finding or opening a repository, but I know my repository URL is correct.
- How can I specify a Windows drive letter in a file:// URL?
- Iâm having trouble doing write operations to a Subversion repository over a network.
- Under Windows XP, the Subversion server sometimes seems to send out corrupted data.
- What is the best method of doing a network trace of the conversation between a Subversion client ...
- I just built the distribution binary, and when I try to check out Subversion, I get an error abou...
- Why does the svn revert command require an explicit target? Why is it not recursive by default? T...
- When I start Apache, mod_dav_svn complains about a âbad database version,â that it found db-3.X, ...
- Iâm getting âFunction not implementedâ errors on RedHat 9, and nothing works. How do I fix this?
- Why does log say â(no author)â for files committed or imported via Apache (ra_dav)?
- Iâm getting occasional âAccess Deniedâ errors on Windows. They seem to happen at random.
- On FreeBSD, certain operations (especially svnadmin create) sometimes hang.
- I can see my repository in a web browser, but svn checkout gives me an error about â301 Moved Per...
- Iâm trying to look at an old version of my file, but svn says something about âpath not found.â
- Problems Using Subversion
- Common Problems
- WebDAV and Autoversioning
- Third-Party Tools
- Creative Commons Attribution License
- Index (1/5)
- Index (2/5)
- Index (3/5)
- Index (4/5)
- Index (5/5)
- Title: Version Control with Subversion
- Release date: June 2004
- ISBN: 9780596517106
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