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GNU arch
Revision control system.

GNU 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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1 January 2019

Leaders and contributors

Tom Lord developer
Aldrik Kleber contributor
Ludovic Courtès contributor
James Blackwell contributor
Sergio Gelato contributor
Aaron Bentley contributor
Derek Zhou contributor
Andy Tai maintainer
Robert Collins contributor
Lode Leroy contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing List
Savannah (Ref)
Mailing List
Mailing List
VCS Repository Webview
Mailing List
Mailing List
Debian (Ref) (R)

Software prerequisites

Required to build GNU make
Required to use GNU tar
Required to use GNU diff
Required to use GNU patch


"Savannah (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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