Version Control with Subversion

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 8, 2008 - Computers - 404 pages
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Written by members of the development team that maintains Subversion, this is the official guide and reference manual for the popular open source revision control technology. The new edition covers Subversion 1.5 with a complete introduction and guided tour of its capabilities, along with best practice recommendations.

Version Control with Subversion is useful for people from a wide variety of backgrounds, from those with no previous version control experience to experienced system administrators.

Subversion is the perfect tool to track individual changes when several people collaborate on documentation or, particularly, software development projects. As a more powerful and flexible successor to the CVS revision control system, Subversion makes life so much simpler, allowing each team member to work separately and then merge source code changes into a single repository that keeps a record of each separate version.

Inside the updated edition Version Control with Subversion, you'll find:

  • An introduction to Subversion and basic concepts behind version control
  • A guided tour of the capabilities and structure of Subversion 1.5
  • Guidelines for installing and configuring Subversion to manage programming, documentation, or any other team-based project
  • Detailed coverage of complex topics such as branching and repository administration
  • Advanced features such as properties, externals, and access control
  • A guide to best practices
  • Complete Subversion reference and troubleshooting guide
If you've never used version control, you'll find everything you need to get started. And if you're a seasoned CVS pro, this book will help you make a painless leap into Subversion.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Fundamental Concepts
1
Chapter 2 Basic Usage
17
Chapter 3 Advanced Topics
45
Chapter 4 Branching and Merging
101
Chapter 5 Repository Administration
145
Chapter 6 Server Configuration
191
Chapter 7 Customizing Your Subversion Experience
233
Chapter 8 Embedding Subversion
251
Chapter 9 Subversion Complete Reference
271
Appendix A Subversion QuickStart Guide
365
Appendix B Subversion for CVS Users
369
Appendix C WebDAV and Autoversioning
377
Appendix D Copyright
387
Index
393
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C. Michael Pilato (Mike) is a core Subversion developer, and a leader in the Subversion community. He is currently employed by CollabNet, where he spends his days (and many nights) improving Subversion and other tools with which it integrates. A husband and father, this North Carolina native also enjoys composing and performing music, freelance graphic design work, hiking, and spending quality time with his family. Mike has a degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Ben Collins-Sussman, one of the founding developers of the Subversion version control system, led Google's Project Hosting team and now manages the engineering team for the Google Affiliate Network. He cofounded Google's engineering office in Chicago and ported Subversion to Google's Bigtable platform. Ben coauthored Version Control with Subversion, and contributed chapters to Unix in a Nutshell and Linux in a Nutshell.

Brian Fitzpatrick leads Google's Data Liberation Front and Transparency Engineering teams and has previously led Google's Project Hosting and Google Affiliate Network teams. He cofounded Google's Chicago engineering office and serves as both thought leader and internal advisor for Google's open data efforts.

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