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SVN vs. Git

Apache Subversion or SVN is one of the most popular centralized version control systems. Now, SVN's popularity decreases, but there are still millions of projects stored in it. It can continue to be actively maintained by an open-source community. In SVN, you can check out a single version of the repository. It stores data in a central server. The drawback of the SVN is, it has the entire history on a local repository, which limits you. You can only do commits, diffs, logs, branches, merges, file annotations, etc.

SVN vs Git

While Git is a popular distributed version control system, which means that you can clone your repository, thus you can get a complete copy of your entire history of that project. It means you can access all your commits.

Git has more advantages than SVN. It is much better for those developers who are not always connected to the master repository. Also, it is much faster than SVN.

To better understand the differences between Git and Subversion, let's have a look at the following significance points.

SVN Git
It's a Centralized version control system It's a distributed version control system.
It is revision control. Git is an SCM (source code management).
It does not keep a cloned repository. It has a cloned repository.
Branches in SVN are a folder that takes place in the repository. Some special commands are required For merging the branches. The Git branches are familiar to work. The Git system helps in merging the files quickly and also assists in finding the unmerged ones.
It has an internationalized revision number. It does not have a Global revision number.
SVN does not contain any cryptographically hashed contents. It has cryptographically hashed contents that protect the contents from repository corruption taking place due to network issues or disk failures.
SVN stores content as files. Git stored content as metadata.
SVN's content is less secure than Git. Git has more content protection than SVN
SVN's content is less secure than Git. Git has more content protection than SVN.
CollabNet, Inc developed SVN. Linus Torvalds developed git for Linux kernel.
SVN is distributed under the open-source license. Git is distributed under GNU (General public license).





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