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Table Of Contents

How to Read This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
Organization of This Book
This Book Is Free
From Ben Collins-Sussman
From Brian W. Fitzpatrick
From C. Michael Pilato
What Is Subversion?
Is Subversion the Right Tool?
Subversion's History
Subversion's Architecture
Subversion's Components
What's New in Subversion
Chapter 1. Fundamental Concepts
The Repository
Figure 1.1. A typical client/server system
Versioning Models
The Problem of File Sharing
Figure 1.2. The problem to avoid
The Lock-Modify-Unlock Solution
Figure 1.3. The lock-modify-unlock solution
The Copy-Modify-Merge Solution
Figure 1.4. The copy-modify-merge solution
Subversion in Action
Subversion Repository URLs
Repository URLs
Table 1.1. Repository access URLs
Working Copies
Figure 1.6. The repository's filesystem
How Working Copies Track the Repository
Mixed Revision Working Copies
Chapter 2. Basic Usage
Getting Data into Your Repository
svn import
Recommended Repository Layout
Initial Checkout
Disabling Password Caching
Authenticating As a Different User
Basic Work Cycle
1. Update your working copy
Update Your Working Copy
Make Changes to Your Working Copy
Examine Your Changes
Undoing Working Changes
Resolve Conflicts (Merging Others' Changes)
Commit Your Changes
Examining History
Generating a List of Historical Changes
Examining the Details of Historical Changes
Browsing the Repository
Fetching Older Repository Snapshots
Sometimes You Just Need to Clean Up
Disposing of a Working Copy
Recovering from an Interruption
Dealing with Structural Conflicts
An example Tree Conflict
Chapter 3. Advanced Topics
Revision Specifiers
Revision Keywords
Revision Dates
Why Properties?
Manipulating Properties
Properties and the Subversion Workflow
Automatic Property Setting
File Portability
File Content Type
File Executability
End-of-Line Character Sequences
Ignoring Unversioned Items
Keyword Substitution
Sparse Directories
Externals Definitions
Peg and Operative Revisions
Creating and Modifying Changelists
Changelists As Operation Filters
Changelist Limitations
Network Model
Requests and Responses
Client Credentials Caching
Chapter 4. Branching and Merging
What's a Branch?
Figure 4.1. Branches of development
Using Branches
Figure 4.2. Starting repository layout
Creating a Branch
Working with Your Branch
Figure 4.4. The branching of one file's history
The Key Concepts Behind Branching
Basic Merging
Keeping a Branch in Sync
Reintegrating a Branch
Mergeinfo and Previews
Undoing Changes
Resurrecting Deleted Items
Advanced Merging
Merge Syntax: Full Disclosure
Merges Without Mergeinfo
More on Merge Conflicts
Blocking Changes
Keeping a reintegrated branch alive
Merge-Sensitive Logs and Annotations
Noticing or Ignoring Ancestry
Merges and Moves
Blocking Merge-Unaware Clients
The Final Word on Merge Tracking
Traversing Branches
Creating a Simple Tag
Creating a Complex Tag
Branch Maintenance
Repository Layout
Data Lifetimes
Common Branching Patterns
Release Branches
Feature Branches
Vendor Branches
General Vendor Branch Management Procedure
Table 4.1. Branching and merging commands
Chapter 5. Repository Administration
The Subversion Repository, Defined
Strategies for Repository Deployment
Planning Your Repository Organization
Deciding Where and How to Host Your Repository
Choosing a Data Store
Table 5.1. Repository data store comparison
Revision files and shards
Creating and Configuring Your Repository
Creating the Repository
Implementing Repository Hooks
Berkeley DB Configuration
FSFS Configuration
Repository Maintenance
An Administrator's Toolkit
Commit Log Message Correction
Managing Disk Space
Example 5.1. txn-info.sh (reporting outstanding transactions)
Packing FSFS filesystems
Berkeley DB Recovery
Migrating Repository Data Elsewhere
Filtering Repository History
Repository Replication
Example 5.2. Mirror repository's pre-revprop-change hook script
Example 5.3. Mirror repository's start-commit hook script
Repository Backup
Invoking the Server
Built-in Authentication and Authorization
Using svnserve with SASL
Tunneling over SSH
SSH configuration tricks
httpd, the Apache HTTP Server
Basic Apache Configuration
Authentication Options
Authorization Options
Example 6.1. A sample configuration for anonymous access
Example 6.2. A sample configuration for authenticated access
Example 6.3. A sample configuration for mixed authenticated/anonymous access
Example 6.4. Disabling path checks altogether
Extra Goodies
Path-Based Authorization
Supporting Multiple Repository Access Methods
Understanding Locales
Subversion's Use of Locales
Using External Editors
Using External Differencing and Merge Tools
External diff
External diff3
Chapter 8. Embedding Subversion
Layered Library Design
Repository Layer
Figure 8.2. Versioning time—the third dimension!
Repository Access Layer
Client Layer
Inside the Working Copy Administration Area
The Entries File
Pristine Copies and Property Files
Using the APIs
The Apache Portable Runtime Library
URL and Path Requirements
Using Languages Other Than C and C++
Code Samples
Example 8.1. Using the Repository Layer
Example 8.2. Using the Repository layer with Python
Example 8.3. A Python status crawler
Chapter 9. Subversion Complete Reference
The Subversion Command-Line Client: svn
svn Options
svn Subcommands
svnadmin Options
svnadmin Subcommands
svnlook Options
svnlook Subcommands
svnsync Options
svnsync Subcommands
svnserve Options
svndumpfilter Options
svndumpfilter Subcommands
Subversion Properties
Versioned Properties
Unversioned Properties
Repository Hooks
Appendix A. Subversion Quick-Start Guide
Installing Subversion
High-Speed Tutorial
Appendix B. Subversion for CVS Users
Revision Numbers Are Different Now
Directory Versions
More Disconnected Operations
Distinction Between Status and Update
Branches and Tags
Metadata Properties
Conflict Resolution
Binary Files and Translation
Versioned Modules
Converting a Repository from CVS to Subversion
Appendix C. WebDAV and Autoversioning
What Is WebDAV?
Client Interoperability
Table C.1. Common WebDAV clients
Standalone WebDAV Applications
File-Explorer WebDAV Extensions
WebDAV Filesystem Implementation
Appendix D. Copyright
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