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Version Control System (VCS)

Version Control Systems or Distributed_version_control_system help you or a group of programmers to keep track of the many versions of a (programming) project.

Usually those systems support update and rollback operations as well as forking or merging.

Some websites such as Sourceforge, Google Code, Github specialize in offering hosting of (open source) software projects and offering additional features, like multiple version control systems, project wikis, bug-tracking systems, user-forums, download statistics and more.

Notable Systems:

  • CVS
  • SVN (Subversion)
  • Mercurial
  • Git
  • Bazaar

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en/glossary/v/version_control.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/13 07:08 by horst