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Books on subverison [was Re: Need SVN -> VSS converter]

From: Kalin KOZHUHAROV <kalin_at_thinrope.net>
Date: 2005-08-22 18:22:47 CEST

William Nagel wrote:
> Actually, I have considered publishing in a more "fixed" resource:
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0131855182/ref=ase_williamnageln-20/104-1760436-5604716?v=glance&s=books
> I wrote that post off the top of my head, but much of the info in there
> is conveyed in a similar manner in my book.

Now, I understand why you have the style to write such posts "off the
top of your head" :-)

I have recently read "Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion" and I
found that a very good starter for somebody with almost no knowledge of
subversion (and little CVS experience). It helped me fill those spots
left blank when I had to jump head-first into moving a few big VSS
projects into subversion. The only down-side was missing new features
(locking!) as the book is written for svn-1.1.1 apparently.

So, now I am into the position to manage a few svn repos for a few teams
and I am trying to get "everything unsder subversion" as server setting
and $HOME dirs. So far, with the on-line subversion book, this ML and
#svn irc, I kind of manage it. But a good book is a good book, will have
to check it.

So may be you (or somebody else) could try to differentiate "Subversion
Version Control" from the (contetns of the) on-line "Version Control
with Subversion" and probably "Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion"?

Did we miss another book?
Has anybody read all/many books on subversion? It will be a very good
resource to compare them, not to rate them, but to say what is specific
and good/missing in every book.

As a start:

ISBN: 0974514063 (2005-02-01, 224 pages)
Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion by Mike Mason
= very good for no experience users/future admins
= read it as one whole story
+ good style, fun to read
- not that great as a reference ( I just prefer grep-ing/google-ing)
- a bit outdated, subversion-1.1.1 (no locking discussed)
! Probably best to read this book _before_ ever trying to play with

ISBN: 0131855182 (2005-05-16, 368 pages)
Subversion Version Control : Using the Subversion Version Control System
in Development Projects by William Nagel

ISBN: 1590592905 (2004-11-15, 336 pages)
Practical Subversion by Garrett Rooney

ISBN: 0596004486 (2004-07-22, 304 pages)
Version Control with Subversion by C. Michael Pilato, et.al.
! Available on-line, may be the best reference as of today

You get my idea of "format" :-) Feel free to change it, but please stick
with a format for easy post processing.
I might try to compile a web page out of that (if permission to include
the comments posted here is granted) depending on the interest.

Authors, don't be shy and sell your works. People always need good books!


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