Tag Archives: rcs

Undoing Things With Git

Sometimes bad things happen in a software project and you have to revert a change that has already been committed. There are several ways to do this with Git, including Git’s slightly scary ability of changing history. I’ll show you … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Subversion: Externals Definitions

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Classic Revision Control using RCS

The Revision Control System (RCS) is one of the ancestors of modern versioning systems like Subversion. It lacks many of the features its successors provide, such as assigning tags to a set of files, but in some environments it is … Continue reading

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