Progress can occur more quickly without a single conduit through which all modifications must occur.
And because the work is versioned, you need not fear that quality is the trade-off for losing that conduit—if some incorrect change is made to the data, just undo that change.
However, Subversion has a thriving and energetic development community, so already a number of features and improvements are planned for future versions that may change some of the commands and specific notes in this book. That is, Subversion manages files and directories, and the changes made to them, over time.
This allows you to recover older versions of your data or examine the history of how your data changed.
It fit the collaborative nature of the open source world very well.
But they also had access to a steady stream—indeed, an uncontrollable geyser—of bottom-up source material.
Compiling a true FAQ sheet requires a sustained, organized effort: over the lifetime of the software, incoming questions must be tracked, responses monitored, and all gathered into a coherent, searchable whole that reflects the collective experience of users in the wild.
It calls for the patient, observant attitude of a field naturalist.
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