Version Control System

software to track changes in your software Source Code (or other content - esp PlainText).

  • actually, can be used for any artifact - plans, ideas, etc.

    • many WikiEngine-s have some versioning/history support - this one does, but I don't make it visible.

Eric Sink (2004) on how to use one.

CVS was the classic

Visual SourceSafe is the Microsoft offering

SubVersion is probably the current market-leader, esp in the Open Source area

but a hot trend (2008-09) is distributed VCS - D[[VCS]]

a http://better-scm.berlios.de/comparison/comparison.html |comparison advice on branching and merging

could be an approach to Data Synch


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