7 of the Best Free Linux Revision Control Tools
Version control systems play an essential role for developers.
First up, they allow developers to safely store successive
versions of source code. Besides providing a secure backup of the
source code, this type of software lets developers revert back to a
if subsequent code changes have unforseen consequences.
Equally important, revision control tools enable team members
to work simultaneously on a project's code. If you
have ever collaborated with other people on a project,
you will appreciate the frustration caused by swapping files. Revision
control is an excellent way to combat the problem of sharing files
between developers without treading on each other's toes. For open
source projects having tens/hundreds of people working on the same code
base, revision control software is essential.
Furthermore, version control systems make it possible to
create a new branch of the
application source code, and work on that branch without affecting
the stability of the original version.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 7 high quality free Linux
revision control tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest
here for anyone who wants to collaborate with other people on a
Now, let's explore the 7 revision control tools at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Tree versioning software
||Decentralized version control system designed to
be easy to use and intuitive
lightweight Source Control Management
||General system that can be used to manage any
collection of files
for many high profile open source projects, most notably the Linux
||An advanced revision control system
strong in its support of a diverge/merge workflow
||Concurrent Versions System
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Last Updated Thursday, April 11 2013 @ 03:00 PM EDT