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Re: SVN or Subversion or Subclipse?

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-12-04 02:43:55 CET

I think that there ought to be consistency, but I think there is a place
for all 3 terms.

Most of the time, I like using SVN, as it is a convenient shorthand and I
think stands out better. Most Subversion-related projects use SVN because
that is the name of the Subversion command-line client and a short-hand
name for the project.

I think there are times where you want to use "Subversion" such as when
talking about the Subversion Repository or the Subversion Command-Line.
Generally, anything that is technically being provided by the Subversion
project. Likewise, when talking about our project, Subclipse should
generally be used. This is especially true when both projects need to be
mentioned in the same sentence and it wouldn't sound good to try to use one

I think in most cases there is no need to make a specific distinction, so
SVN is the best term to use. I personally like it in things like the View
and Perspective names for that reason.

I do not feel real strongly about it and am open to change, I just wanted
to say what I think the "logic" is behind the terms.


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