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Score 6.8 out of 100

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Score 9.4 out of 100

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

SourceForge

SourceForge is a hub of organic reviews from users of all domains. These reviews help us in making key decisions for the software and tools we purchase for our company use. We depend on SourceForge heavily and rely especially on user reviews and their experiences with the respective tools before making our purchase decision.
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

SourceForge

  • A large library of impressive FOSS programs with long legacies.
  • Excellent discussion/forum threads for the various repositories/projects.
  • Integrated download metrics displayed next to content to help end-users see which release/files are most popular.
  • End-User centric approach, easier to distribute and download content from.
  • Reviews for the project/content on the project page. Brilliant!
Anonymous | 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

SourceForge

  • I don’t really have many cons to speak of. There were some features lacking early on, like searching by integration or service region, but those have been taken care of now.
  • I would like to be able to save my searches and comparisons, so that I could come back and reference them later, but it’s not a huge deal.
  • There are a couple of features I don't understand.
Jacob Grossman | 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

SourceForge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Apache Subversion

No score
No answers yet
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SourceForge

SourceForge 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy and simple to use, which is really helpful.
Rahul Maurya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Subversion

No score
No answers yet
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SourceForge

SourceForge 9.2
Based on 9 answers
I had a query about its service, for this I contacted them using email. They gave me instant support and provided me a very satisfactory answer to what I needed. The support staff is very friendly and available for support every time. Easy to create tickets, no need to log in.
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

SourceForge

Those competitors are nice, but I prefer SourceForge because its a little more straight forward. Those alternatives are just a little too complicated for me and they tend to have too many options, making it hard for me to decide which software is best. I also like that SourceForge has open-source options that the others do not, in case I need a free option.
Anonymous | 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

SourceForge

  • SourceForge has has a positive impact on our ROI by helping streamline several processes. We used to have to do multiple applications and contracts by hand, with SourceForge we were able to find the right software to maximize efficiency and and reduce overhead.
Jacob Grossman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Subversion

General

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

SourceForge

General

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

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