Subversion 1.4, the popular open-source version control system, was released today. For the technically minded, Subversion can be described as a compelling replacement for CVS released under an Apache/BSD-style open source license. For the not so technically-minded, it is simply a tool allowing multiple developers to work without conflict on a single “repository” of files, tracking and comparing each other’s changes, allowing rollbacks when errors occur.
The not so technically-minded may also feel some empathy with the manner in which I actually use Subversion. Let’s just say that in the great hierarchy of computer programming language developers—a subject so ego-buisingly sensitive it is normally not spoken out loud—were we cooking a meal I would be the one who brought the ranch sauce! (“I picked it up on the way...”)
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