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'arch' is a revision control system with features that are ideal for projects with widely distributed development, concurrent support of multiple releases, and substantial amounts of development on branches. It is intended to replace CVS and corrects many mis-features of that system. 'arch' permits branching and merging across multiple, distributed, public and private repositories. arch has fancy features for merging branches. It cleanly handles renamed files and directories. It includes a web interface for browsing repository contents. It has a feature called "revision libraries" which can be used to get very fast and very convenient access to past revisions.


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Download version 1.3.4 (stable)
released on 4 January 2006


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey11 February 2002

Leaders and contributors

Scott R. Parish Contributor
Tom Lord Contributor
Andy Tai Maintainer
Alexander Deruwe Contributor
Jonathan Geisler Contributor
Robert Anderson Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use GNU tar (with -zcf F
Required to use and -m options)
Required to use -zxf F
Required to use GNU diff
Required to build GNU make
Required to use GNU patch
Weak prerequisite BSD column program
Required to use /dev/null
Required to use and the standard POSIX shell tools
Required to use -T

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 6 January 2006.


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