Apache Subversion vs. Redmine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Subversion
Score 6.3 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
Redmine
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Redmine is an open-source web project management application built through Ruby on Rails.N/A
Pricing
Apache SubversionRedmine
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache SubversionRedmine
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Apache SubversionRedmine
Considered Both Products
Apache Subversion

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Redmine
Chose Redmine
As we've moved to using agile-based methodologies, we've started using JIRA more, which is better suited for agile development. JIRA looks and feels like a more modern web application and has greater flexibility and more features. I used Basecamp a long time ago for some small …
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Features
Apache SubversionRedmine
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache Subversion
-
Ratings
Redmine
7.7
12 Ratings
0% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings5.88 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings6.910 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings9.19 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings5.59 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Apache Subversion
-
Ratings
Redmine
7.5
7 Ratings
2% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache SubversionRedmine
Likelihood to Recommend
6.6
(10 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache SubversionRedmine
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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Open Source
Redmine is a perfect solution for businesses that are looking for a FREE and open source solution for project management. It is great for teams that are managing numerous tasks or projects at one time. Redmine is easy to set up and is fairly self-explanatory for anyone who is semi tech-savvy.
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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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Open Source
  • Issue Tracker - Redmine allows in-depth issue tracking complete with workflows and customization.
  • Release Tracker - Redmine allows releases to be tracked by milestones, collecting relevant issues in each milestone.
  • Agile Management - With a few free or low-cost add-ons, Redmine becomes a great tool for Agile project management
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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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Open Source
  • The design and user-interface are a little outdated. It looks like a product that was designed ten years ago and doesn't have a polished look and feel like newer apps have.
  • It's not particularly designed to support agile-based project management methodologies such as Scrum.
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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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Open Source
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Usability
Apache
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Open Source
Redmine is a great product to have in an organization. It's extremely flexible, costs much less to maintain than other alternatives, and as a tool, it is relatively fast to get experienced with. The primary advantages of working with Redmine are: flexible platform, API, open-source and highly configurable, stability.
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Support Rating
Apache
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Open Source
Redmine is free, easy to use and it's everything you could want in a free project management program. The fact that it has wiki integration and that it can track on such a granular level is amazing. Assigning tasks to other users, such as our development team, is fantastic and ensures we are always up-to-date on where we are what - on what projects.
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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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Open Source
Jira is a great project management tool for software product life cycle management for an agile environment based on agile methodologies. Jira is an intuitive and modernized user interface design compared with Redmine but Redmine is a lightweight and affordable project management and task tracking solution with its essential features and functionalities.
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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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Open Source
  • Customers receive updates on all progress made for their issues -- this results in an informed customer who is being given transparency on all steps of our process.
  • Customers have responded well from being able to not have to track down emails and instead come to a central place for requests.
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