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  1. Google Code: Migrating to Mercurial

    Although one could have guessed otherwise, I've always been a happy Subversion user. Which former CVS user hasn't? But now I'm ready to take the next step. For some of my personal stuff I've been using Mercurial for more than a year, so I thought it was time to take …

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  2. Subversion 1.5 Merging Massacres

    Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Subversion 1.5 on a medium sized project. Since there were more than 20 developers working on the project with some of them in a different country, there was no other way than to use feature branches extensively. We thought Subversion's merge …

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  3. Development Done Right

    In my projects, I've always been the one who took care of infrastructure, standardization and quality assurance from the development perspective. The funny thing is that I'm no admin and no QA guy, so most of it wasn't even my job. In this article, I'm going to list a few …

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  4. Subversion: Externals Definitions

    Published: Mo 22 Dezember 2008
    By mafr

    In tools.

    tags: rcs

    Externals definitions are a little known but very useful feature of subversion. Using an externals definition, you can create links to different parts of the repository (or even other repositories). Subversion clients then automatically check out the linked content into your working copy.

    How this works is best explained with …

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  5. Reverting a Commit in Subversion

    Once in a while, someone commits a revision that has to be rolled back later for some reason. Some teams do that as a matter of policy when people check in broken code that doesn't compile or isn't able to run all test cases successfully. Since Subversion (and similar revision …

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  6. From RCS to Mercurial

    I've been a happy user of RCS for years (in fact, my software engineering course at university was held by Walter Tichy, the original author of RCS). The good old Revision Control System may be a dinosaur, but it served me well for my configuration files and scripts.

    Over the …

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