Friday, April 02, 2010
The search for a good Linux GUI for SVN ends at RabbitVCS
SVN may not be the best source control management tool in the world (that title goes to 'git' IMO) but it's certainly the most popular, and you would think that there would be a ton of GUI options for it on Linux. Not so..
While on windows there's the excellent TortoiseSVN, the only options for people working with SVN repositories on Linux were RapidSVN (which is not under development anymore and hasn't been updated in a while) or the commandline. And the commandline is what I used till today, which while fine for most purposes, does leave you pining for an easier way to juggle revision numbers and look at specific log messages without headaches.
Well now I have another option. And what a great option it is! RabbitVCS will leave TortoiseSVN behind in its wake!
Rabbit integrates with Nautilus, Thunar, Gedit etc. to give you that familiar "Shell Extension" ease of use of Tortoise. It makes working with SVN repos a snap.
Go grab it here. It has Ubuntu PPA repos which makes it a snap to install.