[plug] PLUG Talk tonight -- Intro to Subversion

Jason Nicholls jason at mindsocket.com.au
Wed Jul 10 08:17:12 UTC 2013

Thanks to Alastair for the talk!

For those that missed the talk or want to review part of it again, it's now
available on youtube (55mins):



Jason Nicholls
PLUG avguy

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Alastair Irvine <alastair at plug.org.au>wrote:

> Hi, folks.  I'm giving a talk tonight at Spacecubed: 45 St Georges
> Terrace, Perth.
> Here is the blurb:
> Alastair Irvine believes in the right tool for the job.  At this PLUG
> talk, he will be giving an introduction to Subversion including a few
> demos, some of which will be interactive.  Feel free to bring your
> laptop.
> Subversion is a more primitive revision control system than the
> distributed revision control systems in common use today, e.g. Git and
> Mercurial.  Therefore it has several problems that they don't suffer
> from.  However, these problems only usually occur when doing
> collaborative development.
> I believe there is a place for just about every tool, and in a more
> simplistic situation, Subversion can be quicker to get started with.
> It's certainly easier to learn.  When your revision control needs are
> straightforward, it's OK to start with this  and if you need to migrate
> to Git later there are some tools that can help.
> This talk will cover the following:
>   + repository setup
>   + what is a working copy?
>   + backups
>   + merging
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