Git vs SVN comparison

Version 1 (kju, 04/27/2009 18:05)

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h1. Git vs SVN comparison
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h2. Summmary
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Overall SVN easier to get into and is more accessible due to the
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excellent app called "TortoiseSVN":http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ (TSVN).
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It is a GUI tool that allows you easy execution of all important 
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standard workflow commands via good explorer integration.
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Git has a not yet such excellent tools.
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However "TortoiseGit":http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/ (TGit) is in heavy and rapid development.
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Git GUI, part of the standard windows git package, and especially 
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the all-in-one package gitExtensions
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h2. Pros of git
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h2. Cons of git
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h2. Recomended videos
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* "Distributed Version Control with Git":http://www.vimeo.com/4141466 50 minutes screencast. Explains VBS in general, pros of distributed ones and 
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* "Git Overview Demo (commits, branches, merging, apps)":http://www.vimeo.com/4219277 30 minutes screencast. Quite nice video explaining in detail and easy to understand how to do the basic operations on command line. Great way to get into the basic workflow and possibilities of VCS. Also show git GUI briefly.
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* "http://www.vimeo.com/2111264": 6 minute screencast. Explain basic workflow of git GUI and *shows how to stage and commit single line(s)*.
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  This allows small, atomic commits easily! No longer worry about changing several aspects at the same time.
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  *You can sort the commits later on smoothly with this*.
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* GitExtension videos tutorials:
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** "1 Clone - Git Extensions":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlZXSkJGKF8
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** "2 Commit changes":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8uvje6X7lo
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** "3 Push changes":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JByfXdbVAiE
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** "4 Pull changes":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g8gXPsi5Ko
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** "5 Handle merge conflicts":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmc39RvuGM8 
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h2. Pros of SVN
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h2. Cons of SVN