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Software used to manage changes to documents, computer programs, large web sites, and other collections of information.

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Fast visual Git client for mac with keyboard shortcuts

I'm looking for a Git client with keyboard shortcuts that can make common operations such as committing, merging, rebasing and switching branches quickly with the help of the visual representation. I'...
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Easiest one-developer Visual SourceSafe-like source control that isn't Git

I'm an ex-software developer who still likes to code as a hobby from time to time. I'd like to have some sort of source control at home which enables me to save/tag versions, lets me do comparisons ...
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Identify files already committed to Git repository which are excluded by .gitignore

I work with students and the following happens fairly often: Student creates code Student compiles Students adds everything to Git repository, and everything includes .obj, .exe and whatnot I talk to ...
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Version-Control for Text Documents - Git based Text-Editor / Markdown-Editor?

We are trying to implement version control for text-documents. Right now multiple people are working undocumented on several copies of documents. Coming from a programming background I'd like to have ...
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Version Control System with audit logs on repo views

Are there any Version Control Systems (VCS) that provide audit logs on whether a repository (or a particular file within the repo) has been read by a user? I am referring to tools such as Github ...
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Document solution Git-like for freezing history + Nextcloud-like for collaboration

TL;DR Context: Making quotations for the clients. We are currently using Google Sheets + Google Docs. Problem: Be able to "freeze a document" against involuntary changes even against the ...
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HTTP backend software for generating canonical, strictly, monotonically, increasing project specific (build-)numbers for software builds

I'm maintaining a couple of software projects for embedded devices and respective firmware images are being built on different machines. It's important that each build contains a build number which is ...
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Tracking commit pairs in related Git repositories

We have a web project located in a main repository. It contains our actual product code. Main also contains various back-end tests. We are starting on UI tests for the main project. These are browser-...
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Web-based Subversion client that can make commits

I am looking for an open source web interface for Subversion repositories that can be self-hosted on Debian or Ubuntu Linux. The web interface should be able to list and view files in the repository. ...
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Git repository backup (mirror) solution for Open Source Software projects

I'm looking for a service which is similar to GitHub to store my Open Source projects. Ideally, the following functionality should be supported: Automatic cloning of the whole repository from GitHub (...
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TortoiseCVS client or similar GUI that runs on Windows 11?

I need to browse a CVS repository on a Windows 11 machine. Normally I'd use TortoiseCVS, but this does not seem to be functional on Windows 11. I have been directed to CVS Suite, but this seems to be ...
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Are there any highly customisable version controlling writing app for writer

I'm looking for writing tools for authors specially with great user-experience where one can control different versions, different endings, variations of the same chapter etc; somewhere one can work ...
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Lightweight web interface for Git that can browse files and make commits

I am looking for a lightweight open source web interface for Git repositories that I can self-host on Debian or Ubuntu Linux. The web interface should be able to list, view, and edit text files in Git ...
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Software with a database to lookup hashes of files

Sometimes it happens that an open source project adds files with a wrong license. For example the C code of a game is GPL-2, but by accident a sound file from a proprietary source was copied to the ...
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What is a good newbie-friendly graphical Git client for Windows?

Personally I'd just install Cygwin and proceed with the usual *nix shell tools, but I need to make a software recommendation to some clients that need something a bit more newbie friendly. The ...
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Tool that detects violation of backwards-compatibility in Python code

I'm looking for a tool that compares Python code to a reference version of that code (e.g. the repository's main branch) and determines if the changes necessarily lead to backwards-incompatibility ...
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Change-tracking searchable backup server with user accounts

Requirements: I'm looking for software (and cloud platform) for an R&D startup company to perform periodic backups to a secure cloud. The backups should track changes (like Borg) to avoid data ...
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Tool for creating a text based list of changed files from a source tree?

I am looking for a tool that can compare two source trees and output a list of changed files with their paths like shown below. I have Araxis Merge today and use it for comparing and merging changes ...
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What software should I use to manage my web applications development process?

I know Git as a version control that a team of developers can work on codes. But I am interested to know is there any other more comprehensive software that has another extra options to define tasks ...
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Simple versioning for plain-text documents (Linux)

I would like to identify a simple, FOSS version control system for plain text documents. For more complex (academic) writing, I happily use LibreOffice. But increasingly I find it convenient to write ...
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Version control tool interoperable with other version control tools

We are starting to reevaluate version control software to be used at our company. We selected ClearCase about 15 years ago and Subversion six years ago, so we have some environments still with ...
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Software Installation Licensing & Distribution Management System Recmmendation

Can anyone recommend an existing management system solution (open source / commercial) for: Distributing desktop software installers (upgrades, notifications) Monitoring installations (hardware, ...
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Application to track installed versions of modules for about 100 clients

I'm looking for a web application where I can choose a client out of 100 clients and then I can see the following information: Which modules does this client have (up to 20) including the version of ...
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Is there a version control tool that shows differences between pdf files?

I would like to manage different versions of an article (or book) made in latex (I assume it is a short article hereafter) . Looks like version control tools and revision control systems are the way ...
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What is an open-source alternative to the Atlassian suite of products (Confluence, JIRA, etc.)?

I've periodically searched for an open-source alternative to the awesome suite of Atlassian products and always come up nearly empty. This time, the only option that seemed to exist is Tiki Wiki CMS ...
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SVN 1.8 Compatible Client with GUI for Ubuntu 13.10

I'm looking for an SVN GUI for Ubuntu, It needs to be compatible with SVN 1.8 as some of the office run Windows with the latest Tortoise SVN. I've tried RabbitVCS, RapidSVN and even TortoiseSVN ...
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WYSIWYG slides, but with diff and source control

I'm looking for a WYSIWYG way to edit slides, such that I can later easily do version control and diff. I could go the LaTeX/beamer way, but I don't want to have to actually write LaTeX code. Also, I ...
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Headless CMS for collaborative working on user manual

The Headless CMS I am looking for will be used by approx. 5 developers, creating a user manual. This manual will contain images, rich text, links, tables and lists. The target audience are mostly Non-...
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Is there a good replacement for RANCID for network device configuration management?

We've been using Shrubbery Networks RANCID for a good long time to maintain backups of network configurations from many different kinds of devices and have patched and repatched the various perl and ...
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Tool that tracks changes in a directory for a specified list of files, and tries to merge my changes

There's a game studio in Sweden which makes games that are really modder-friendly. There's pleasantly formatted text files with their own scripts as the source for much of the game's mechanics. Mods, ...
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Merge GUI tools for those new to merging

The other day I had to do a rather icky merge. I tried it via the command line, but was so confused that I had to use a GUI tool. I used meld, but it seems that there are others, like kdiff3. But ...
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Compare two websites

I need to compare two sites say X and Y. Both X and Y are the same websites, but in Y we made some changes in a particular stage. So I need to verify the changes by comparing X and Y. Can you suggest ...
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Easy and simple GUI source version control on Windows

I'm a programmer and want begin a work with source version control systems. Of course I know about Git and its popularity. I tried to work with it (its clients) several times, but I did't like it. ...
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Version control system that shows current editors

I'm looking for a version control system like svn, git which - can be used for software projects in Java, C++, - can manage and show a list of all current editors of a version-controlled file who have ...
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Configuration management for 50 users, for source code and documents

I am looking for a configuration management product that satisfies these needs: I want to be able to store and fetch source code files and documents. I want to see the changes made by whom and when ...
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Video editor that works from plain-text files

I have used iMovie and Final Cut Pro for video projects. I find them easy to work with and intuitive to some degree. After I finish the project, I may want to change one word that appears multiple ...
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Cloud storage where others can add/modify but not delete?

I have a large collection of files to share for everyone, and I'm looking for a cloud service that matches all or some of these needs (sorted by importance): Allow others to upload, download files, ...
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Version control system locally

Is there any software that does the version controlling of a module locally. Without actually using the internet can we just have a setup of all the versions of software internally. Please recommend ...
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Entity auditing/versioning library for Java

I have to add auditing to my Spring Boot application. I looked at Javers and Envers, but both seem to store the entire snapshot instead of just the changes made. I am concerned that saving snapshots ...
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free text editor with some kind of automatic versioning system

I'm trying some creative writing, and I rewrite a lot of part of the text, and I want to be able to see previous versions of the same part of the text, and maybe merge them. Doing this by copy pasting ...
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Azure Devops and Github - both are now owned by Microsoft - which one to use?

Azure devops and Github, both owned by Microsoft, provides functionality of version control. Azure devops also provide task management and relative linking with commits. My question is, if both are ...
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make-like automated build tool for relational databases

Short Version Like the question title says, I want a tool like make which will take a recipe file and use it to automatically rebuild a collection of interdependent tables in a relational database. ...
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Portable, real-time collaborative, multimarkdown editor, with live preview and version control integration

I'm looking for a tool, collection of tools and/or plugins, or even works-in-progress in this general direction, for this quite demanding (and possibly conflicting) set of requirements: user ...
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git client collecting repositories, organize and update

What I need A git client to organize a collection of git repositories. I want to organize them into different topics and a visual representation for repo name and short description, if available (...
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Recommendations for version control software for NON-networked PCs that have to share/exchange work

Because of security restrictions, I have an environment with 2 Windows PCs which are basically air-gapped - ie not connected to any network. Both PCs will develop some code, which is a shared ...
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What is a good newbie friendly graphical Git client for OS X?

Personally I'd just pop open a terminal and brew-up the usual *nix shell tools, but I need to make a software recommendation to some clients that need something a bit more newbie friendly. The ...
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Portable, free, cross-platform, GUI-based prose-friendly plain-text diff and merge tool?

I have a Macbook at home and a GNU/linux desktop workstation at work. But, I sometimes also have to work on my university's library machines (running Windows 7) without admin rights. Is there a (...
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Git Client for Non-technical Users

I'm looking for a Git client that would be very easy to use by non-technical users. I'm not worried about branches, merging, and perhaps even labels. In a nutshell, simply cloning a remote repo ...
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SQL Server database version control

I'm looking for open source SQL Server database version control addon/tools to link with Git. I tried gitSQL and red-gate sql source control (not an open source). With gitSQL I see a problem that ...
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Best Choices for Application Lifecycle Management

I'm evaluating various suites for application lifecycle management. The components I need are: Requirements Management Issue tracking (or work tracking; "fix this bug" and "add this feature" should ...