In this section we will tell you about all the Subversion clients available for the Linux machine. Subversion is one of the best open source source control servers available to the programmers.
Subversion is the complete replacement of CVS source control system. It is much fast and provides better management of the project artifacts. The Subversion is available for all modern flavors of Unix, Win32, BeOS, OS/2, MacOS X.
In this section we will see all the GUI's available for the Linux. Following Subversion clients are available for the Linux platform.
The KDESvn is the graphical client for the Subversion source control server on the KDE desktop. It is full fledged subversion client and administrative interface. You can get more information from its official website at http://kdesvn.alwins-world.de/
The eSVN is another good Subversion GUI client for the linux desktop. eSVN is released under GPLv2. It supports checkout, import, export, update, commit, add, delete copy, move, merge, switch, log and blame. It also performs Quick Diff and 3-way diff.
RapidSVN is another very good client for the Linux desktop. It is also free and also available for windows desktop. It can be used to access most of the features of Subversion server in easy to use and user-friendly graphical interface. The RapidSVN does not come with the integrated ssh client, so we need to install once (such as plink) in order to connect subversion server over SSH.
In the next section we will learn how to install KdeSVN on linux desktop and use it for managing the project artifacts.
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