The Tortoise people seem to be really big Source Code Management fanatics!

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The Tortoise people seem to be really big Source Code Management fanatics!

Post by Tdarcos » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:50 am

I wanted to download something from Sourceforge, only instead of being a downloadable ZIP file like you would expect, it references an SVN link. Well, okay, no problem, I've installed Subversion on this computer (I believe I've installed all three major Source Code Management Systems (SCMS): Git, Mercurial, and Subversion). Since I'm sure I have the client, I'll just clone the repository.

No, there is no SVN or Subversion in the "S" index on the Windows Key popup box. Okay, I'm mistaken, I'll just download the Windows Subversion client. Which turns out to be TortoiseSVN. So I go back and check "T" in the program index, and it's not there either. Nor is there a Mercurial client. So I might as download and install all three. So I discover in doing Google searches, not only is there a TortoiseSVN client, there is a TortoiseHg client (Hg being the atomic symbol for mercury) for Mercurial, and a TortoiseGit client. Presuming the prefix name "Tortoise" refers to the same group/organization, it's interesting that they produce clients for all three SCMS.

What's even weirder is I now find I do have a Git client installed. But, for simplicity I think I'll just install all 3 of the testudinidae (the genus name for tortoise, to distinguish them from turtles).
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Re: The Tortoise people seem to be really big Source Code Management fanatics!

Post by Jizaboz » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:55 pm

Wow. People are still using SVN?! I’d rather use a folder filled with dated tarballs lol

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