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Original author(s) Tim Kemp[1]
Initial release 2002[2]
Stable release
1.9.5 / 29 November 2016; 2 months ago (2016-11-29)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 17.4 MB
Type Subversion client
License GNU General Public License

TortoiseSVN is a Subversion client, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension, that helps programmers manage different versions of the source code for their programs. It is a free software released under the GNU General Public License.

TortoiseSVN won the 2007 Community Choice Award for Best Tool or Utility for Developers.[3]

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

It also comes with the TortoiseMerge utility, available from website, to visually compare two files.[4]

TortoiseSVN can be integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio by using a third-party plugin such as VsTortoise.

A third-party repository monitoring application using TortoiseSVN was named SVN-Monitor, then evolved into Vercue in 2011.[5]

TortoiseSVN 1.9 and later requires at least Windows Vista or later. It won't run on Windows XP anymore.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ History
  2. ^ Status
  3. ^ " 2007 Community Choice Awards". 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  4. ^ "tortoisesvn: TortoiseMerge - a text diff tool". website. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  5. ^ Adrian Aisemberg. "SVN-Monitor". Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 

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