A list of Version Control Software options for University of Newcastle Researchers

Version control

Version control software allows users to keep a repository of documents and record the history of their changes over time.

Version control software usually requires a server to be set up. Before attempting to set up your own server, please talk to either your eResearch Analyst or your on-campus IT support group to discover the hosting options available to you.

Wikipedia maintains a comprehensive list of version control software options.

What is it and how do I get it? When should I use it? What caveats or obstacles are there?

*Support?

Subversion (SVN)

Available free of charge through the ARCS Team.

For more information about using SVN the best resource is the free online book on Version Control with Subversion.

UoN provides sub version instances but you can use the website SVN hosting comparison to find an alternative online hosting service.

SVN can be difficult to use at first but can be made easier by using a good SVN client.

At UoN, we suggest using Tortoise SVN for Windows or SC Plug in for Mac.

UoN Supplied


* Support Source of Support for Service
UoN Supplied Deployed, managed and supported by the University and provided to Researchers at no additional cost.
UoN Supported Deployed, managed and supported by the University with some additional costs to the Researcher, Centre or Faculty.
End User The item is end user supported. The University is not in a position to provide technical support or assurances that the product will work within the University environment.
External (Organisation) Deployed, managed and supported by an organisation external to the University. Additional costs may apply.