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Decision Kit
Decision Kit

Subversion is an open source version control system.

Feature Comparison

Git is fast

Git is really fast. Performing a diff, viewing history, committing and merging changes, obtaining any revision and any form of branching is very quick.

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Git has smaller size requirements

A single repository in Git is typically a number of times smaller than the same repository in SVN.

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Based on Git, a distributed VCS

Git, on which GitLab is built, is fully distributed. Every user has a complete copy of the repository, allowing for much faster access to history, easier branching and an overall better experience.

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Powerful branching

A branch in Git contains the entire history that precedes it. It’s also created or moved towards instantly and easily shared.

See the Git documentation to get started with branches