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Subversion is an open source version control system. Founded in 2000 by CollabNet, Inc., the Subversion project and software have seen incredible success over the past decade. Subversion has enjoyed and continues to enjoy widespread adoption in both the open source arena and the corporate world.

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Subversion is an open source version control system. Founded in 2000 by CollabNet, Inc., the Subversion project and software have seen incredible success over the past decade. Subversion has enjoyed and continues to enjoy widespread adoption in both the open source arena and the corporate world.


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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is helpful being able to track changes along with summaries, that will be included in the historical log. We deal with a lot of policies, so being able to back up why a change was made, with a ticket tracking number, is helpful if/when our client asks for it.

Also being able to backtrack edits in an emergency, gives my team confidence when using this tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be quite finicky when accepting your changes and seeing that a document is now good, or with issues. You may need to exit and re-enter to ensure you see the green check mark, or the red mark indicating their was an issue. It can sometimes stay in yellow/pending after you accept your updates Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely recommend this product for anyone performing group QAs of living documents, especially is tracking history is important/useful to you! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Detailed and live QA among a large team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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General Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's easy to use. Check in and check out of code is really very easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing as such, everything worked fine when i used it with IntelliJ. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should try it. It's integration with Intellij makes it easy to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaborating on various projects repositories in my company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Subversion is very easy and even beginners can easily learn things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Till now I never had an issue with subversion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

During the development version control and collaborative development is an headache. In my experience subversion always had a solution for my issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

1. This tool gives you power to work collaboratively. And this collaboration will happen with out impacting anyone's work.

2. It points out changes between existing code and uploaded code then and there.

3. Shows difference while merging code in trunk.

4. Find out old code by just providing the version number

Subversion is a free/open source version control system (VCS). That is, Subversion manages files and directories, and the changes made to them, over time. This allows you to recover older versions of your data or examine the history of how your data changed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Well it is Hard to say what you can dislike in this tool unless you use it.

But if your code is placed inside zip or if it is a meta data, then this tool can't give exact changes between old code and new code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your end products supports text editor then go for it. It will become your best friend while checking in your code on cloud. Subversion is a free/open source version control system (VCS). That is, Subversion manages files and directories, and the changes made to them, over time. This allows you to recover older versions of your data or examine the history of how your data changed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is easy to use , reliable and smart. It can take care of your Job as a Hammer when the job become nails! For parallel Development, Collaboration this tool make code comparison easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UP
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like the checkin and checkout that is specifically color coded. The color coding on your local machine itself is sufficient to tell that there are pending changes yet to be checked in or the version is in sync with the server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, the version does not get updated with the latest one. It will make you delete the entire folder and get the latest version from sever again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very easy to use. I like the color coding that it gives when the version is checked out or is sync with the server. It is easy to manage the version control using SVN. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

it tracks and provide end to end visibilty of each commit by developer.Also the hooks provide easy way for notification to be sent to IT leads whenever any change is being commit , also the delta changes can be tracked very easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cleanup the locked directory takes lot more time than it should take. We need to forcefully commit executable files/binary files using in the project Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it tracks and provide end to end visibilty of each commit by developer.Also the hooks provide easy way for notification to be sent to IT leads whenever any change is being commit , also the delta changes can be tracked very easily. It is easy to learn for new members within the team and provide end to end usage in terms of development cycle Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it is used for source code management , version control and scripts repository Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer / Business Analyst
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Diffing changes against the repository and being able to run blame to see who changed what lines. We don't use it for rolling back revisions very much, but that possibility is very nice as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the folder permissions get messed up and the icons don't show correctly. Also the SVN web server we're using is called uberSVN and it sometimes gets hung up and I have to restart things before we can commit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just start using it. You won't believe how much it will change your life when you do. If you are doing any kind of code that needs maintenance, SVN will help you keep track of what you did when and why you did it. It also helps to make sure you don't accidentally leave test code in when you deploy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeps code among multiple developers organized. Benefits are organization and less code merging. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Es mucho más sencillo que Git. Te oofrece mayor libertad para usar su herramienta. Hay muchos plugins para realizar la sincronización. Si hay un conflicto con otros usuarios se resuelven fácilmente. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Alto consumo de espacio en disco. A veces, al hacer un commit te dice que no estas actualizado aunque estés trabajando solo en ese proyecto. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mucho mejor que Git. Si vas a trabajar con otros usuarios esta es la mejor herramienta. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Versionado de los proyectos para no perder nada. Si hay que dar marcha atrás con un cambio este proceso es instantáneo. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System Analyst
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Tortoise svn is the best source code repository tool. Download and upload speed of data and Ability to customise svn is excellent. The most important is its ability to integrate with any platform. Committing code, Logs and Conflict resolving is great in svn. This tool allows many user works on the same filer at same time. Tool is also very configurable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Clean up command takes time and needs some imrovement. Svn native compare tool also needs to be better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Source code repository Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was launched so many years ago. What does that mean? Usually old projects use this version control and if they are still using it it is because it is so usefull. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is difficult to do some easy actions. It think some competitors are easier to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want something stable just take it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UD
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the incorporation into visual studio. That makes code generation seamless Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We work with very large projects, with very large repositories of code, and it sometimes runs slowly, but that can be our own implementation issue Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control of code generation projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Chemicals
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use and learn with support for tags/branches, reverting, history, merging and more Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be easy to mess up a commit or accidentally delete a versioned file/folder, especially when creating a tag/branch Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using SVN for version control of all our software code bases. It has vastly improved our productivity and allowed us to compare versions of code to find bugs or perform code reviews Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Developer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Subversion has been around for 17 years. It remains very popular despite social code being all the rage with the kids today. SVN and GIT are nearly on par with GIT slightly edging SVN out. I use hosted svn as a service. I've had zero down time, zero server problems and only good experiences with SVN. SVN also, to my brain, is a more obvious, pragmatic technology. Simple terminology, simple tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do like the idea of giving people access to a codebase they can change without overwriting my code (like GIT). SVN does not allow for "pull requests" like GIT. I also dislike the stigma that surrounds using SVN instead of GIT. It's like I'm a leper. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't let the stigma of using SVN over GIT sway you - choose the best tool for the job based on your own requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a large codebase for a fintech business located in a SVN repository with > 10000 commits. Source control is the only way to organize a project like this. The benefits are obvious vs running without. We have custom built tools for releasing code to production that integrates automatically with SVN and an internal ticketing tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This system is a must when you write a shared document. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the conflict resolution is a bit suboptimal. And conflicts are very hard to resolve. Lots of manual work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Used it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wiring research papers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Version control is necessary with any team, 2 or more. This is simple. Easy enough for any level. And the clear visualization of diffs with TortoiseSVN is fantastic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I suppose most people prefer git. But I still like good ol SVN Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control. I love that you don't have to check out a file. If 2 people are working on the same file, you can very easily merge the updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Download and upload speed of data. Ability to customize is excellent. The most important is its ability to integrate with any plateform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Default comparison of subversion. Clean up is not always good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Repository management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Applications & Learning Tools Developer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of getting started, and with multiple available GUI IDE's it works well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Subversion can be a bit confusing on setting up multiple project repositories until you get the hang of it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Subversion allows a team of developers to work on a project while maintaining a reliable way to version releases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simple as that. One of the best features around the market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of compatibility it had some issues with it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Eligibility and management issues Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Checkin/out is very simple; Handy backup of repository files; Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not able to delete revision using SUPER MODE :-), and No Cache mode to undo code, like CTRL+Z, when you accidentally overwrite the code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are not afraid of losing the code changes. every code change and the history is like an data asset.

for me it is the best open source that we used in the daily operation with no cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

1. It works well for branching, feature branches, release mgmt. Has a good way to look at differences and changes in a single screen (use UI client). It's pretty stable too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. Does not have inbuilt Continuous integration flow and you have to assume all the developers will follow the flow process. Does not have lot of plugins. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Code management for our our product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like Subversion for certain projects where I want a centralized version control system. It may not be quite as flexible as others, but it is a very mature solution that meets that particular need. Subversion's treating a checked out repository as a "working copy", rather than a repository in and of itself, provides clarity (at the expense of flexibility). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike its relative inflexibility on projects where another, less centralized solution (such as Git), may be more appropriate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is definitely a good idea to analyze your particular needs and evaluate your options. Much of the time I've found that a more flexible, less centralized solution, such as Git. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've had clients for whom I've set up a central storage and version control solution for their business files. They were able to access the repository as a regular file system, changes being automatically committed. This worked out great for them.

Of course, I also use Subversion on certain software development projects where centralization is preferred over collaboration and more open, open source. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Apps Development Intermediate Programmer Analysts
Financial Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use and lesser complexity than other giants like GIT Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

a little more flexibility to user should be provided in order to be more productive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely recommend this software for ease of use and less complexity Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have subversion repos of all our code Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Tracks a whole commit which makes it easier for a developer to keep track/check the history.

Overall revision number makes build versioning and regression testing much easier:

Prevents accidental committing of conflicted files.

Offline diffs and availability of customs diff's.

supports versioning of binary files Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

working copies take up twice as much space.

recursive greps of source directories now turn up lots of bogus hits in ".svn" subdirectories

Need to forcefully commit executable files/binary files.

SVN will now not automatically cope once you've removed the conflict markers from a file. It will have marked the file as "conflicted" when it first displayed the C status, and when you've sorted it out you have to manually tell it "resolved".

SVN does not allow rollback of commit. Authors suggest copy good repository state to the end of trunk to overwrite bad commit. However bad commit itself will remain in repository. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SVN in Linux is far better than tortoise SVN available in Windows since we have to write down commands to commit the code it shows some more importance of what we try to do. I suggest people should double check before committing the code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly used for version controlling and code sharing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very robust, easy to use from the file explorer or an IDE. Good editor for mitigating merge conflicts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes if you don't use svn convention you may get issues like merge conflicts and temp files conflicts Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Svn is a very common tool for version control, only competing software would be tortoise git which is also very good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using svn for agile software development and collaboration, especially with offshore employees Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Subversion is the best version control system because it comes with command line options as well as GUI interface aka client and various plugins are available. One of the one client I use with Subversion is TortoiseSVN. All tasks can be accomplished with a single click, be it creating a branch, updating source tree, commit, revert or tag a revision. Also creating a patch, viewing history, or updating credentials after a password change is fairly straight forward. I have been using Subversion since more than 6 years and I like the usability. Even for new users it is pretty easy to use. I have used multiple versions and they are improving with every new release, which the part I like about Subversion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Subversion can be challenging to use at times for ex when merging the conflicts in the files or deleting/renaming directories. I ran into issues where Subversion didn't commit deleted/renamed folders properly and if you are not careful on rename, none of the history will be carried forward if you don't use Subversion rename feature or drag/drop features if moving between directories. I end up resolving conflicts manually many time instead of using diff editor which can be very time consuming when tight deadlines are approaching or when you are merging the code from branch to another branch. Also, sometimes lock is obtained on source tree when you are trying to perform multiple operations at once and then you need to go clean up the working copy status. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely recommend - it is suitable and easy to learn for new users as well for the users switching from another software. Even for experienced users, it can solve many business problems based on day to day demands to manage the source code in version control system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main purpose of using subversion is to do effective code management across different versions of the product and version control. Patches need to be applied, releases are created ongoing basis and tags are applied for every day needs based on business demands. Subversion makes it easy to check out source tree based on the given branch, or a tag and perform various operations. You can even filter down the history based on certain date range and that helps when you are troubleshooting an issue and want to see check-ins from certain time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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