Apache Subversion Review

It's an easy cost effective option but support comes from the community.

Valuable Features

  • Source and configuration management
  • Implemented almost 10 hooks and integration with JIRA
  • Written custom Hook scripts
  • I did multiple migration from different tools

Improvements to My Organization

  • This is easy to use and very helpful to manage data
  • I used to evaluate the tools to understand the tool architecture
  • Installed entire tool setup into SVN repository and analyse the changes based on different actions in the tool (i.e How vectorCast works?, when we change some setting then in which file do those changes go)

Room for Improvement

It's easy, cost effective but not a enterprise tool therefore the community has to work with that direction.

Use of Solution

1 year, deployed

Deployment Issues


Stability Issues

Yes, lot of issues come up

Scalability Issues


Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

5/10, the community helps a lot.

Technical Support:

5/10, the community helps a lot.

Previous Solutions


Initial Setup


Implementation Team

Installed on my own


As an open source solution it's very effective, will be very useful for individual and for small teams.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Opensource tool, only have to bear development and maintenance costs.

Other Solutions Considered

Yes, other standard SCM tools.

Other Advice

Teams may use this tool for following activities:

1. Can be used in any organization for managing documents

2. Can be used by individuals for verifying the changes in the local copy, no need to install a dedicated server

3. Can be used to explore any tool functionality

4. Can be used for SCM as it's designed for.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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