Mercurial vs SVN (Subversion): What are the differences?
Developers describe Mercurial as "A distributed version control system". Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds. On the other hand, SVN (Subversion) is detailed as "Enterprise-class centralized version control for the masses". Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
Mercurial and SVN (Subversion) belong to "Version Control System" category of the tech stack.
"Easy-to-grasp system with nice tools" is the top reason why over 15 developers like Mercurial, while over 17 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing SVN (Subversion).
SVN (Subversion) is an open source tool with 326 GitHub stars and 118 GitHub forks. Here's a link to SVN (Subversion)'s open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, SVN (Subversion) has a broader approval, being mentioned in 77 company stacks & 58 developers stacks; compared to Mercurial, which is listed in 26 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.
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My current work has taught me so much of SVN. Though it is classic and has own pros and cons, I like it too specially the way it handles and tracks the edits with revision numbers and merge techniques.