Comparison of Subversion clients

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A comparison of Subversion clients includes various aspects of computer software implementations of the client role using the client–server model of the Subversion revision control system.

Descriptions[edit]

TortoiseSVN, a Windows shell extension, gives feedback on the state of versioned items by adding overlays to the icons in the Windows Explorer. Repository commands can be executed from the enhanced context menu provided by Tortoise.

SmartSVN provides a similar Explorer integration, but also can be used as a standalone SVN client for different platforms. SmartSVN is available in three different editions: A free Foundation edition with fewer features and two commercial editions called Professional and Enterprise with the full feature set.

Some programmers prefer to have a client integrated within their development environment. Such environments may provide visual feedback of the state of versioned items and add repository commands to the menus of the development environment. Examples of this approach include AnkhSVN, Unified SCC and VisualSVN for use with Microsoft Visual Studio, and Subclipse or Subversive[1][2] for use with Eclipse. Delphi XE Subversion integration is built into the Delphi IDE.

It is common to expose Subversion via Webdav using the Apache web server. In this case, any Webdav client can be used, but the functionality provided this way may be limited. Alternative ways to serve Subversion include uberSVN and VisualSVN Server.

Subversion clients comparison table[edit]

Name Programming language, toolkit Operating system License Integration Languages Network protocols Current version Last release date Server functionality Visualization
AnkhSVN C#, SharpSvn Microsoft Windows Apache License Microsoft Visual Studio (all editions except Express) English http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file 2.5.12478 June 5, 2014;
6 months ago
 (2014-06-05)
No Diff, blame, history, properties
Cascade Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows proprietary, free for personal use even in professional environments[3] Windows Shell (Explorer), file system driver English http, https, svn 1.2.0.1069 2008;
6 years ago
 (2008)[4]
? ?
CODESYS SVN C#, SharpSvn Microsoft Windows proprietary, trials can be negotiated SVN plugin for CODESYS V3 English, German http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file V4.0.1.2 (based on SVN 1.7.17) June 12, 2014;
6 months ago
 (2014-06-12)
No Diff, merge, log
eSvn C++, Qt Unix-like operating systems (GNU/Linux distributions, FreeBSD, Sun Solaris and others), Mac OS X and Windows GPL GUI, standalone (like WinCVS, Cervisia) English http, svn 0.6.12 For *nix OSs: July 16, 2007;
7 years ago
 (2007-07-16).[5] For Windows: July 12, 2007;
7 years ago
 (2007-07-12)[6]
No ?
kdesvn C++, Qt Linux, Unix, Mac OS X GPL Konqueror, Dolphin, standalone English file, http, https, (k)svn, (k)svn+file, (k)svn+http, (k)svn+https, (k)svn+ssh 1.6.0 August 5, 2012;
2 years ago
 (2012-08-05)[7]
Yes ?
PixelNovel Timeline C++ Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows Free if used with PixelNovel web storage, 30-day trial with commercial upgrade otherwise Adobe Photoshop English svn 1.0 July 7, 2009;
5 years ago
 (2009-07-07)[8][9]
? ?
QSvn C++, Qt Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows GPL GUI, standalone (like WinCVS) English 0.8.3 July 26, 2009;
5 years ago
 (2009-07-26)
No ?
RabbitVCS Python, GTK+ Linux GPL Nautilus, Thunar, Gedit, CLI ca, cs, de, en, es, fa, fr, he, hr, it, ja, nb, nl, pl, pt, ro, ru, sk, sl, sv, zh_CN http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file 0.16.0 March 2, 2014;
9 months ago
 (2014-03-02)
? ?
RapidSVN C++, wxWidgets Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, many more GPL GUI, standalone Unicode, many 0.12.1 June 28, 2012;
2 years ago
 (2012-06-28)
No External
SmartSVN Java Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows (Any with a 1.5 or higher JRE) Trial with commercial upgrade or free 'Foundation' edition GUI, standalone, Finder and Windows Shell (Explorer) integration English http, https, svn, svn+ssh 8.6.2 November 12, 2014;
38 days ago
 (2014-11-12)[10]
Yes Diff, merge, revision graph with merge arrows
SVN Notifier C# Microsoft Windows GPL GUI, standalone. It needs TortoiseSVN installed. English http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file 1.9.3 June 25, 2012;
2 years ago
 (2012-06-25)[11]
? ?
SVNBreeze C# Microsoft Windows Paid license needed (free trial available) GUI, standalone en http, https, svn, file 1.0.13.1023 October 23, 2013;
13 months ago
 (2013-10-23)
? Diff, Merge Files, Log, Branch, Merge Branches, File Properties
TortoiseSVN C++, MFC Microsoft Windows (32/64-bit) GPL Windows Shell (Explorer) 41 languages (including en) http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file, svn+XXX 1.8.8 August 11, 2014;
4 months ago
 (2014-08-11)
Yes Diff, merge, Revision Tree
Trac Python Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows Modified BSD web-based [31 languages][1] file 1.01[12] February 1, 2013;
22 months ago
 (2013-02-01)[13]
Yes Log
ViewVC Python http, https "two-clause Berkeley-style" web-based English http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file 1.1.23 November 4, 2014;
46 days ago
 (2014-11-04)[14]
? Diff, annotation, blame, revision graph
VisualSVN Microsoft Windows (32/64-bit) proprietary Microsoft Visual Studio (all editions except Express) English http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file 4.0.10 October 28, 2014;
53 days ago
 (2014-10-28)[15]
Yes ?
Xcode Objective-C, Cocoa Mac OS X Proprietary, free on Mac App Store Xcode IDE English 5.0.1 (4H127) October 22, 2013;
13 months ago
 (2013-10-22)
? ?

Standalone Subversion clients comparison table[edit]

Client name Free Network protocols Diff Merge Browse remote repository
Cornerstone No file, http, https, svn and svn+ssh Yes Yes Yes
DiffPlug Yes file, http, https, svn Yes Yes Yes
eSvn Yes http, svn ? ? ?
iVersion No svn, http, https ? ? ?
kdesvn Yes file, http, https, (k)svn, (k)svn+file, (k)svn+http, (k)svn+https, (k)svn+ssh Yes Yes Yes
QSvn Yes Yes ? ?
RapidSVN Yes internal internal Yes
sdSVN Yes http, https ? ? ?
SmartGit Yes http, https, svn, svn+ssh Yes Yes No
SmartSVN Professional No http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file Yes Yes Yes
SmartSVN Foundation No http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file Yes Yes Yes
Subcommander Yes http, https, svn, file ? ? ?
SVN-Monitor Yes http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file ? ? ?
SVNBreeze No http, https, svn, svn, file Yes Yes Yes
Syncro SVN No http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file Yes Yes Yes
svnup Yes http, https, svn No No No
Versions No http, https, svn, svn+ssh, file Yes ? Yes
ZigVersion Yes http, https, svn, file ? ? ?
GTalkabout Yes http, https, svn, file Yes Yes Yes

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