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    What type of applications can SVN be used for. Can it be used for any type of application such as a website or is it only for a spefic type of app

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion_(software)

    I'ma hazard a guess that you can use it for what you like.

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    Anything.

    It's just a version control system.

    You could use it for a multi-developer php project, C++, Java, Flex etc.

    or you could use it to version control your administrative files in the office.

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    We use it to store config files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackd View Post
    Can it be used for any type of application such as a website or is it only for a specific type of app
    Well, it's free, so download it and have a play - that's definitely the best way of getting to understand source code control systems, and they're something it's damn good to have the hang of, either from the point of view of the software developer using them or the systems administrator taking care of them. The idea of source code control is that it records every different version of everything put into it, recording the differences between subsequent version of files. Depending on the exact system used, this can result in large amounts of storage space being taken up if you store binary files (bitmapped images, executables, etc) - subversion probably isn't the best thing to go storing PhotoShop files in if you'll constantly be editing them. Then again, exactly what constitutes a "large" amount of storage space varies from person to person.

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