Subversion (svn) is an open-source version control system (VCS), used in the development of many software projects. This tutorial shows how to install Subversion on Debian Squeeze and how to configure it to allow access to a repository through different protocols: file://, http://, https://, svn://, and svn+ssh://.Read more »
The Subversion version control system is now part of the Apache Software Foundation. The project cofinanced by Collabnet and the Apache Foundation announced at ApacheCon in Oakland CA that Subversion is officially to become an Apache project.Read more »
The Perl Foundation has migrated Perl 5 to the Git version control system, making it easier than ever for Perl's development team to continue to improve the language that powers many websites.Read more »
Git is a free and open source version control system designed to handle very large projects with speed and efficiency. Scott Chacon started GitCasts to help teach people what Git is and how to use it.Read more »
Venture capitalists (VC) first discovered open source during the dot-com bubble at the turn of the millennium. When the bubble burst, open source was connected closely enough with its general failure that all but a handful of VCs lost interest.Read more »
RMS has expressed an intention to hand off the Emacs maintainership after 22 was released; he would like to hand over maintenance to one person or a small team. ESR doesn't want the job but has offered to put in the full-time effort required to clean up the tools situation in 2008. Some hackers are talking about git...
When I was growing up in Indiana, a bazaar was akin to a fancified garage sale--right in there with white elephant sales. Now, of course, having been a part of this community for almost a decade, whenever I hear "bazaar," the counter-image of a huge gothic cathedral immediately pops into my head.Read more »
Chris Bailey, UK ICT Hub FOSS in the VCS project, writes: As part of the work for the UK ICT Hub's FOSS in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) project we are developing a new certification for FOSS use by not for profits, Free and Open Source Knowledge (FOSK).Read more »