On 17 February 2010 it has become Apache Subversion.
Subversion uses the WebDAV and DeltaV extensions to the HTTP protocol for client/server communications.
2. Official site: http://subversion.apache.org/
3. HOWTO setup Subversion for Windows with Apache: http://svn.spears.at/
Good reference material:-
2. On nightly builds:- http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn-book.pdf
Why SVN better go than CVS?
1. Guarenteed Atomic commits
2. rename files and keep versioning history
3. No physical difference between tags & branch - only logical difference. So, branching and tagging constant time operations. Both of these are implemented simply by copying the directory you are tagging, and have a cost the same as any other copy.
4. uses a diffing algorithm called Vdelta to provide efficient binary diffing (eg: .ps, .pdf etc)
5. Client-server communication: if we modify a local file and commit, only the differences between our local file and the most recent revision we have locally are sent to the server, meaning a lot less use of bandwidth.
SVN packages can be found at:
Install Commands for Linux:
1. Fedora:- $ yum install subversion
2. Debian:- $ apt-get install subversion
3. Ubuntu:- $ apt-get install subversion
4. OpenBSD:- $ pkg_add subversion
5. FreeBSD:- $ cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion $ make install
Next BIG version control coming up: GIT developed by Linus Trovalds for Linux Kernel development[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software)]