Apache Subversion vs. Backlog

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Subversion
Score 5.8 out of 10
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Apache Subversion is a version control option that is free to download and open source under the Apache 2.0 license.N/A
Backlog
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Backlog is a project management and bug tracking tool for teams that want higher productivity, greater visibility, and simple project tracking. Development teams can work together with Design, Marketing, IT, and more. Backlog is designed to get everyone on track by organizing work, teammates, projects and tasks. The activity feed and watchlist are designed to help users keep an eye on relevant work and deadlines. Gantt charts and burndown charts are designed to help users visualize project…N/A
Pricing
Apache SubversionBacklog
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache SubversionBacklog
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Apache SubversionBacklog
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Subversion
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Ratings
Backlog
9.5
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache SubversionBacklog
Likelihood to Recommend
6.6
(10 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache SubversionBacklog
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
It's a relatively simple version control system so it works great for an individual or small team (less than 10 people). But if you have a medium to large team, especially one with members distributed over a large geographic area, or one where individuals need to be able to work "offline" without access to a central server, Apache Subversion will likely not be the best choice.
Also, if you're maintaining an open-source project where outside people will be interacting with your code repository, git is probably a better choice because it's becoming the de-facto standard these days and what most developers are familiar with.
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Nulab, Inc.
The user interface is very good. It is more intuitive in nature. It is easy to use and robust in operation. The dashboard is designed on modernized UI and the interface is also intuitive. I can easily navigate things on my own.
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Pros
Apache
  • 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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Nulab, Inc.
  • Gantt chart
  • Github support
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Cons
Apache
  • Distributed development - I've never worked in an environment where distributed development (developers widely scattered geographically) was a factor, but that's why git exists.
  • Merging - Merging of code from one branch to another can be painful, especially if it's not done frequently. (On the other hand, doing merges is one of the reasons I get a nice salary, so I can't complain too much!)
  • Acceptance - Let's face it, git is what "all the cool kids are using." If you've got a bunch of developers fresh out of school, they'll probably know git and not Subversion.
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Nulab, Inc.
  • The biggest drawback that I want Backlog to fix as soon as possible is that is does not provide any place to explain the problem or bug virtually.
  • There is a need for a tab or space to attach screenshot or video to easily explain the bug or problem in the project.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
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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Nulab, Inc.
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Support Rating
Apache
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Nulab, Inc.
I would give 9 but one less because of the high price.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
Git has become the new standard of version control, with its support for distributed design. As a tool to manage and control versions, Subversion does it well, but Git is the future.
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Nulab, Inc.
Backlog has all of the top-notch features to increase productivity, visibility, and project tracking. Backlog is easy to use. I first just logged in to the platform and it was [ready] to go. I easily started working on it and it started giving me the bugs’ details on our project. Always available for queries. Listen to the queries very attentively and try to give a solution on the go if applicable. Otherwise, take some time and respond with the advanced workable solution in the limited time frame.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Subversion helps us feel secure in maintaining access to all of our product code, both current and historical.
  • Being free and open source makes it an even better "investment".
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Nulab, Inc.
  • Software interns get easily used to this tool.
  • One who works in the SDLC gets recognized and it's easy to track rank board.
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