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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Subversion

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.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

Bitbucket Server would be good to use if you are not extremely reliant on the availability of your code at any given moment. If you have other systems relying on the up status of Bitbucket Server that can cause problems if unable to reach it -- you might consider going with a different product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache Subversion

  • 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.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

  • Projects & Permissions - Stash keeps you and your developers productive by providing a way to structure your repositories and manage permissions via a simple, yet powerful user interface. Stash is very easy to use, manage & administer.
  • Essentially Stash gives two versions of interfaces to work with.
  • Stash Repository hosted on a server.
  • Atlassian SourceTree.
  • Atlassian Sourcetree is a tool to work with a code in stash. The two 'web' and 'desktop' versions make working with code user friendly, intuitive and comprehensive.
  • Connectivity to JIRA - Stash keeps track of all issues associated with commits. Users can use Stash to quickly see all issues associated with a commit, or use the Source tab on JIRA issues for an aggregate view of all the code changes that are related to a specific JIRA issue. With this information available, your development team saves time when tracking particular bug fixes or improvements.
Advait Deshpande | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Subversion

  • 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.
Arthur Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

  • It's difficult to create flexible pull requests that might need to be approved by 4 people and others by only 1 person. All pull requests require the same number of approvers
  • Maneuvering through the git-components of Stash to look at particular branches, diff branches, or view tags can be difficult, tedious, or impossible. Direct support for some more advanced git actions would be appreciated.
  • There is no readme concept (like in github) for a repository.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Subversion

Apache Subversion 3.1
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.
Scott Mitting | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we're so locked in, it's likely we'll be using Bitbucket Server for a while, unfortunately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apache Subversion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
The usability of its interface is pretty straight forward when it comes to creating projects and repositories, but when you have to dive into finer grained portions of the UI things can get tricky. If you are used to using tools like GitHub or Gitlab -- Bitbucket is just different enough to be a bother.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Subversion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash) 8.6
Based on 7 answers
Never really needed any support as the application is very easy to set up and maintain. Any questions we had were well documented in their online documentation, and community forum.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Subversion

We chose SVN over the other alternatives due to it having better tool support and integrations with our other development systems such as Atlassian Jira, and Bamboo. Developers are also more familiar with SVN and there are more resources available online if we ever run into any problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

In terms of a DVCS solution, both Bitbucket Server and GitHub offer a very similar set of features. The real strength of Bitbucket comes from its integrations with other Atlassian applications that we are also using. Being able to reference and tie together code commits, development issues, and build tasks is invaluable for us. You can also integrate these tools with GitHub, but it will always feel like a 2nd wheel.Bitbucket Server, as the name suggests, is a server variant of the solution, so you can deploy it in your own infrastructure instead of in the cloud. The GitHub equivalent, GitHub Enterprise, was too cost-prohibitive.
Patrick Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Subversion

  • I cannot speak on ROI but Apache Subversion is definitely the best version control tool for a project of any size. It serves the user's purpose in a complete satisfactory way.
  • As it is open source, there is no need to spend any amount on it, which makes it an even more easier choice.
  • The most negative impact Apache Subversion can have on you is that you will not want to use any other version control tool after using it.
venkat nitin panaganti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

  • In positive form, having Stash over not having it at all has provided us with a superior repository system over trying to push to some local server instance and manage branches/merging from our local machines.
  • There are no real negatives to using Stash, its only problem is that there are competitors out there that can offer additional features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Subversion

General

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

Bitbucket Server (formerly Stash)

General

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

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