Apache Software Foundation

Apache Subversion

4.5 / 5
2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Software developers.

Average Ratings

2 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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

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!

Great Version Control Tool

Nov 07, 2018

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not

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 reliable and feature-rich version control system

Sep 05, 2018

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

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.