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Original author(s) Tim Kemp[1]
Initial release 2002[2]
Stable release 1.8.10 / 17 December 2014; 3 months ago (2014-12-17)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 14.8 MB
Type Subversion client
License GNU General Public License

TortoiseSVN is free software for software developers (programmers). It helps programmers manage different versions of the source code for their programs.

Tortoise SVN is a Subversion client, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

In Windows Explorer, besides showing context menu items for Subversion commands, it also provides icon overlay that indicates the status of Subversion working copies.

TortoiseSVN won the 2007 Community Choice Award for Best Tool or Utility for Developers.[3] The TortoiseMerge utility comes with the TortoiseSVN distribution to visually compare differences between two files.[4] It is available from the website.

TortoiseSVN can be integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio by using a third-party plugin such as VisualSVN,[5] VsTortoise, and AnkhSVN. A third-party repository monitoring application using TortoiseSVN was named SVN-Monitor, and then evolved into Vercue in 2011.[6]

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  3. ^ " 2007 Community Choice Awards". 2007. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "tortoisesvn: TortoiseMerge - a text diff tool". website. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "VisualSVN: Subversion for Visual Studio". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ Adrian Aisemberg. "SVN-Monitor". Archived from the original on January 28, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 

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