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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.

Decisions about Plastic SCM and SVN (Subversion)
Kamaldeep Singh

SVN is much simpler than git for the simple stuff (checking in files and updating them when everyone's online), and much more complex than git for the complicated stuff (branching and merging). Or put another way, git's learning curve is steep up front, and then increases moderately as you do weird things; SVN's learning curve is very shallow up front and then increases rapidly.

If you're storing large files, if you're not branching, if you're not storing source code, and if your team is happy with SVN and the workflow you have, I'd say you should stay on SVN.

If you're writing source code with a relatively modern development practice (developers doing local builds and tests, pre-commit code reviews, preferably automated testing, preferably some amount of open-source code), you should move to git for two reasons: first, this style of working inherently requires frequent branching and merging, and second, your ability to interact with outside projects is easier if you're all comfortable with git instead of snapshotting the outside project into SVN.

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Pros of Plastic SCM
Pros of SVN (Subversion)
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    Wanna do Branch per Task Dev? Plastic rocks it
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    No Size limite
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    File Locking
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    Simple, easy to use interfaces. Resilient and solid
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    Very fast
  • 19
    Easy to use
  • 13
    Simple code versioning
  • 4
    User/Access Management
  • 3
    Complicated code versionioning by Subversion
  • 2
    Free

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Cons of Plastic SCM
Cons of SVN (Subversion)
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    Always uses automatic conflict resolution first
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    Adds files with only changed timestamp to pending
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    Keyboard shortcuts are lacking
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    Can't place windows next to each other to save space
  • 1
    No dark theme
  • 1
    Doesn't have file staging
  • 6
    Branching and tagging use tons of disk space

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What is Plastic SCM?

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.

What is SVN (Subversion)?

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.

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Git
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Perforce
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Mercurial
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DVC
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Magit
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