Plastic SCM vs SVN (Subversion): What are the differences?
Plastic SCM: A distributed version control with strong merging, great GUIs and support for huge files. Plastic SCM is a distributed version control designed for big projects It excels on branching and merging, graphical user interfaces, and can also deal with large files and even file-locking (great for game devs).
It includes "semantic" features like refactor detection to ease diffing complex refactors.; SVN (Subversion): 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.
Plastic SCM and SVN (Subversion) can be primarily classified as "Version Control System" tools.
"Wanna do Branch per Task Dev? Plastic rocks it" is the primary reason why developers consider Plastic SCM over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking 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.
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I use Git instead of SVN (Subversion) because it allows us to scale our development team. At any given time, the Zulip open source project has hundreds of open pull requests from tens of contributors, each in various stages of the pipeline. Git's workflow makes it very easy to context switch between different feature branches.
I use Visual Studio Code because at this time is a mature software and I can do practically everything using it.
It's free and open source: The project is hosted on GitHub and it’s free to download, fork, modify and contribute to the project.
Multi-platform: You can download binaries for different platforms, included Windows (x64), MacOS and Linux (
LightWeight: It runs smoothly in different devices. It has an average memory and CPU usage. Starts almost immediately and it’s very stable.
.properties, XML and JSON files.
Integrated tools: Includes an integrated terminal, debugger, problem list and console output inspector. The project navigator sidebar is simple and powerful: you can manage your files and folders with ease. The command palette helps you find commands by text. The search widget has a powerful auto-complete feature to search and find your files.
Extensible and configurable: There are many extensions available for every language supported, including syntax highlighters, IntelliSense and code completion, and debuggers. There are also extension to manage application configuration and architecture like Docker and Jenkins.
Integrated with Git: You can visually manage your project repositories, pull, commit and push your changes, and easy conflict resolution.( there is support for SVN (Subversion) users by plugin)
Version control is complex so having a) responsive support line both fast in response and comprehensive in their support, is great; but also b) easy to use GUIs reduce complexity: a nifty branch explorer helps you navigate the most convoluted of architectures.
Plastic SCM is a solid, reliable piece of software that will help you with get things done.
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.