KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, October 11, 2005



Presented By Dirk Bartley

What Is Subversion? http://subversion.tigris.org/

The goal of the Subversion project is to build a version
control system that is a compelling replacement for CVS
in the open source community. The software is released
under an Apache/BSD-style open source license. CVS is

currently still the most prevalent for coders and admins.

Who would need to use Subversion?
Programmers working on software with others and
anyone who is working on files as a group.

Dirk Bartley demonstrated the use of the version
control system Subversion from the client perspective.
There are graphical subversion clients available for
both Windows and Linux (X11). The objective was to
familiarize the attendees with how to use the Tortoise
(Windows) and eSVN (Linux) graphical clients. Also to
show the similarities between using Subversion clients
whether the client is from a command line, or a graphical
user interface from any operating system.

Tortoise http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/
eSVN http://esvn.umputun.com/

There were two SVGA video projectors running, one
with Windows and Tortoise running and the other with
SuSE 9.x running eSVN. Dirk did some running back
and forth between PC’s but he was demonstrating how
similar the GUI Subversion clients are across platforms.
He demonstrated the command line parallel with the GUI.

Commands or functions like Checkout, Import, Export,
Update, Commit, Add, Delete, Copy, Move, Merge, Switch,
Revert, Log, and Blame were looked at on the eSVN GUI.

Dirk also demonstrated difference detection software on
both platforms. This software becomes a standard tool
for those working on revised code of files.

(18 Linux Enthusiasts Attending)

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