Apache Software Foundation

Apache Subversion


4.5 / 5
9 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Software developers.


Average Ratings

9 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Free
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation

Vendor Details

  • Apache Software Foundation
  • www.apache.org

About Apache Subversion

Open-source revision control and software versioning system that provides interactive conflict resolution, merge tracking, file locking, and more.


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Apache Subversion Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Bug Tracking
  • Build Automation
  • Change Management
  • Code Review
  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Integration
  • Repository Management
  • Version Control

Apache Subversion Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

I Only Use It to Upload to a Public repository

Apr 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: It works well for version control, and I am yet to have any merge conflicts.

It allows users to determine the version numbers using built-in features.

Version numbering is not straight forward, at least in my case. I only manage one application which needs to have the version number updated in 3 separate files, which is not quite straightforward at first.

The public repository is much more easier to navigate and download software than the private version

Cons: It's not as easy to use as other version control software.

With Apache Subversion it feels like I am manually creating files and then adding version tags or metadata to them, Whereas with my preferred version control system, I select which files I'm tracking, and whenever I need I commit the files to create new versions without having to manually separate the different versions.

Overall: I've been using Apache Subversion for almost a year, but not as my main version control software. Work on my projects using another version control software, then when projects are ready to ship to the public repository I simply paste in the folder of the latest version into my Subversion folder, so I don't use it for version control per se. I just use Subversion because the public repository I upload to uses it.

That said, there's nothing outright bad about Subversion. Other version control software fits better into my normal build workflow.

Capterra loader

Best software for versioning of files or documents

May 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to maintain the current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentations.

Cons: according to my experience, there is no any features that i don't like about this software.

Overall: Easy to use this software.

I would like to highlight some of its features in short note as following.

Create Repository, Checkout, Update, Perform Changes, Review Changes, Fix Mistakes, Resolve Conflicts,Commit Changes and many more.

After all these about features i would like to say that there should be one feature in it and that is while we are working on any file and meanwhile if any other is trying to edit that file then it should alert that someone else is working in this file. It will be help the both person that who is working on this file so they can work in that way which will reduce the conflicts of files.

Subversion review

Mar 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like the visual indicators such as green color when the source code is up to date and red color when there are any edits that are still pending to be checked in. not all products offer that sort of color coding. you can figure out the status even without opening the source code.

Cons: Sometimes, it has made me get the latest version and the source code was still not updated. I had to manually delete the entire branch and get the entire source code.

Overall: It is a good software for version control and code management with the visual indicators.

Great Version Control Tool

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It had the option to rollback to a previous version if you wanted to undo a check in. It provided options to require locking certain files before modification while allowing the other files to be merged with any new revisions that happened during their modification. This gave the best answer for 2 scenarios where you have text files that are easy to merge and database files that you never want to automate a merge on. You can get plugins to add a GUI interface to work with Subversion and to integrate it with Visual Studio.

Cons: The terminology such as check out means something completely different than check out in Source Safe. So the need to get educated on what each term means is important when using this software, especially when coming from something similar to Source Safe.

Overall: This was an upgrade from using Visual Source Safe but I needed to do so training on it before jumping in to set things up.

A good reversion control system

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like this software becase its Open source,

Easy to use,and can be setup easily.

Cons: Working with svn commands is a bit difficult, as compared with working with User interface

Overall: We are using this tool for source code revision control, as a team we found its a good tool for source code version control,

It makes easy to know what was there in the previous versions of a file, what changes we made in past in a particular file, it keeps tracks the changes made in past and who made those changes and when the changes were made.

A reliable and feature-rich version control system

Sep 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Subversion is simple to use, and works well for software development teams. It is easy to troubleshoot issues and conflicts, and initial configuration is fairly painless.

Cons: I ran into a few merging issues with Subversion, but it was easy enough to reset and start again, until successful.

Overall: I use Subversion regularly as it has proven to be reliable and feature-rich. I find it especially useful for smaller teams, although I'm sure it can work well on a larger-scale too. Generally I've found issues easier to resolve with Subversion than alternative version control systems.

Capterra loader

Fantastic version control for complex software

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Wildcard functionality, speed, ability to manage a software projects with hundreds of developers and analysts

Cons: Access Control list files can become hard to manage and can easily become unusable due to small errors

Subversion with UI for linux environment

Mar 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Product works well with out the box with integration to git. this however provides a UI which makes branching out and merging code smooth and direct. This has greatly helped in the new company i work for as i have remote into linux machines to set up and deploy code.

Cons: Bit of a leaning curve to learn new commands and ensure code is pushed smoothly. Recent update has fixed merging issue which resulted in falling back to git terminal .

No longer impressed with Subversion but it still gets the job done.

Mar 06, 2019
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Subversion is easy to use and straightforward compared to modern version control systems. It still works well and gets the job done.

Cons: It's not distributed and it doesn't support true tagging (basically it's a branch!).