Svnbranch is a program that can assist with managing Subversion branches. Svnbranch allows users to easily create new software branches, and merge in changes from a different repository branch. Using branches in software development is a key concept in managing large projects. Indeed, the GIT source code management package provides an incredibly easy way to manage branches, and branch use is greatly encouraged by several large FOSS projects, for instance the Linux kernel. Svnbranch attempts to offer the same level of user-friendliness to Subversion users. Subversion does branching very well, but its syntax escapes many, or is downright long and tedious. Instead of typing in long, error-prone svn commands, Svnbranch abstracts one layer above the Subversion command line utility providing simple command syntax for common use cases. The result is that with more powerful tools, developers may take advantage of the benefits of branched development practices.
- 0.2.0 - August 26, 2008 (26 KB)