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AccuRev

Very slow and not intuitive; it would be my last choice for version control systems.The UI is a little confusing at times and seems a little outdated. It needs a lot of improvement. It is suited for small projects and fewer number of projects. But if there are huge projects and many projects to be maintained in a portfolio, its a little hard to manage.
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Apache Subversion

Subversion solves our software versioning problem by providing tools for conflict resolution when doing collaborative work on the same files and projects. We use it with TortoiseSVN and it works great for some of our projects with smaller teams. However, we have a need to make code reviews more and it is a little more difficult to do that in SVN, compared to Bitbucket and Git.
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Pros

  • Overall strong user interface.
  • Overall layout and icons seem easy to follow and pickup
  • Merging interface - Easy to follow
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  • Revision control done properly - you have end to end visibility of all changes in the project.
  • Conflict resolution - visually highlighting the differences helps to track down the problem.
  • Being open source and very popular.
  • We are using SVN hosted in our network - it is very stable, we had almost zero downtime in 4 years.
  • Rollbacks are made simple and easy to use.
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Cons

  • Very hard or confusing process when compared to other version control tools like TFS /GIT etc.
  • More features would be definitely helpful. The UI seems a little outdated when compared to many modern tools
  • Very slow tool.
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  • It is missing the pull request feature which Git has. You can still do it in SVN but more work is needed.
  • It is centralized. Nowadays software developers and teams need more flexibility and will choose Git for that.
  • Performance is not a strength of SVN pulls and commits.
  • The disk space use by working copies is almost double due to the way SVN organizes its working files.
  • Less support for .NET developers since it comes from the open source world.
  • Code reviews could be made simpler to help the reviewer more.
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Likelihood to Renew

AccuRev6.1
Based on 3 answers
It covers all the industry needs. It has all the features required to be complete our tasks. Our whole group is very comfortable with this tool.
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Apache Subversion3.1
Based on 2 answers
While there are interesting alternatives, such a GIT, Subversion has been a breath of fresh air compared to its predecessors like CVS or Microsoft Source Safe (now called Team Foundation Server). Its ease of use and high adoption rate is going to keep me using this product for years to come.
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We used Visual SourceSafe before SVN many years ago and we chose SVN at that time mainly because it allowed us to do collaborative work on the same source code. It also had improved conflict resolution when doing code merges, blaming changes etc, which improved the speed of doing releases and overall the team's happiness. However, now we are moving our software projects to Git with Bitbucket due to various reasons: flexibility for developers in working with branches, support for code reviews, pull requests etc.
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Return on Investment

  • Better team coordination.
  • Avoid confusion by having one place for all documentation and code.
  • Better project management by having different work streams.
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  • Improved time to market for our software releases - merging code from multiple developers and finding the conflicts faster really helps.
  • Added visibility into all changes in the project. Provided the developer adds some notes on each check-in you will be able to tell the history of features added to the project in time.
  • Allowed us to do collaborative work on the same source code. Previously we were using Visual Source Safe which was not providing this.
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AccuRev

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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Apache Subversion

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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