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Managing Source Code With Subversion

Tue, May 3rd 2005: Melbourne, Australia: Linux Users Victoria

Source Code Management systems (SCMs) rock. Definitely the single most useful tool for a development team, ranking second only to a good text editor (just!).

SCMs allow multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same codebase and tracks which changes have been made by which developers. They also attempt to automatically merge changes together when possible, and provide a mechanism to assist with manual merging when necessary.