Version Control with Subversion - Organization of This Book
Organization of This Book
The chapters that follow and their contents are listed
Chapter 1, Introduction
Covers the history of Subversion as well as its
features, architecture, components, and install
methods. Also includes a quick-start guide.
Chapter 2, Basic Concepts
Explains the basics of version control and different
versioning models, along with Subversion's repository,
working copies, and revisions.
Chapter 3, Guided Tour
Walks you through a day in the life of a Subversion
user. It demonstrates how to use Subversion to obtain,
modify, and commit data.
Chapter 4, Branching and Merging
Discusses branches, merges, and tagging, including
best practices for branching and merging, common
use cases, how to undo changes, and how to easily swing
from one branch to the next.
Chapter 5, Repository Administration
Describes the basics of the Subversion repository,
how to create, configure, and maintain a repository, and
the tools you can use to do all of this.
Chapter 6, Server Configuration
Explains how to configure your Subversion server and
the three ways to access your repository:
protocol, and local access. It also covers the details
of authentication, authorization and anonymous
Chapter 7, Advanced Topics
Explores the Subversion client configuration files,
file and directory properties, how to
ignore files in your working copy,
how to include external trees in your working copy, and
lastly, how to handle vendor branches.
Chapter 8, Developer Information
Describes the internals of Subversion, the
Subversion filesystem, and the working copy
administrative areas from a programmer's point of view.
Demonstrates how to use the public APIs to write a
program that uses Subversion, and most importantly, how
to contribute to the development of Subversion.
Chapter 9, Subversion Complete Reference
Explains in great detail every subcommand of
with plenty of examples for
the whole family!
Appendix A, Subversion for CVS Users
Covers the similarities and differences between
Subversion and CVS, with numerous suggestions on how to
break all the bad habits you picked up from years of
using CVS. Included are descriptions of Subversion
revision numbers, versioned directories, offline
, branches, tags, metadata,
conflict resolution, and authentication.
Appendix B, WebDAV and Autoversioning
Describes the details of WebDAV and DeltaV, and how
you can configure your Subversion repository to be
mounted read/write as a DAV share.
Appendix C, Third Party Tools
Discusses tools that support or use Subversion,
including alternative client programs, repository
browser tools, and so on.
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