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A very simple version contol software

 
S Venkatesh
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Hi,

I am looking for a very simple and easy to use version control software (like VSS by Microsoft) which is free and simple to use. Can anyone suggest me any?

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You can try CVS or Subversion. Both are free and open source.
 
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Hi Freddy,
Is CVS simple to use? I have never tried it. Is the learning curve simple?
 
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I would rather give subversion a try.
I had no real troubles setting it up or using it, however it depends of course on your specific requirements.
 
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Well i am currently using IBM's CLEARCASE. Its licensed. Company wants to get away to a free alternative solution which is very simple cos we are planning at maintaining different baselines for different clients.

Simpler the better...this is all my requirement
 
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I also prefer Subversion. It's quite easy to setup. Most of the IDEs have subversion plugin. Give it a shot
 
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We did the something similar. We were using Clearcase as well but it was too complex and too expensive for our needs.
We switched to subversion and everybody was happy, our boss because he did not have to pay for it and my collegues who found it simple to use due to the nice toolset (Subclipse as Eclipse plugin, TortoiseSVN...).
For a new setup I would not use CVS, which was the somewhat like the standard, but use Subversion, which is some sort of CVS-successor and becoming the standard.
Installing/running was not a problem and maintaining (backups) is not a problem. The only thing we struggled with a little bit is the structure of the repository (you get a lot of freedom). After a while, when we got used to subversion, we rearranged the repository(ies) and the code a bit.
 
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+1 for subversion
 
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Thanks guys!! I have installed subversion. Setup seems to be quite easy. I am doing some tests on using it. Thanks again for all your suggestions. Will intimate you all once the switch is complete
 
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