What is an SVN?

Jan 28, 2012   //   by sam   //   FIRST Tech Challenge, Getting Started in FTC  //  3 Comments

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  • While I like the video, I have a few corrections.

    The program itself is called Subversion. It’s developed by a non-profit named Apache. SVN stands for, and is typically pronounced, Subversion.

    Next, you don’t upload to “an SVN”. You have a repository, or repo, that you upload to and download from. SVN is simply the program that accomplishes all of this. There are many other options, though, such as Git or Mercurial.

  • So…many…mistakes….

    SVN is never pronounced S-V-N, it’s pronounced “subversion”. At 3:08 you say “SVN version”, but since SVN is pronounced “subversion”, you just said “subversion version”, which is like “ATM machine” – ridiculous.

    SVN is a program, you upload code to a “repository”, not a program, and “the SVN”. Not every repository is in “the cloud”, I run three of them locally on my home servers. Not every repository is open source, either.

    Other than that…this was very poorly cut, should have been done in one take (seriously? you guys couldn’t take literally five minutes to get it right?), and the audience should never see the parts where someone is cutting in the background (ever hear of a closed set?)

    • Thanks for the feedback! As for the technical mistakes this is our first video, we are sure to make mistakes along the way. As for the cutting, that is the style of the video. We didn’t want to take the whole thing in one take, we wanted to make it fun. It would be a pretty boring video if we did one take.
      Again, thanks for the feedback. We will use it for our upcoming video(s).

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