What is meant by distribution and version control mechanisms.? Give with examples?

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Hi,

Version Control:

Revision control (also known as version control, source control is the management of multiple revisions of the same unit of information. VSS is version control tool provided by microsoft.

Distributed Version Control:

Distributed systems inherently allow multiple simultaneous editing. In a distributed revision control model, there is no such thing as checking in or out. Instead, every programmer has a working copy that includes the complete repository. All changes are distributed by merging (pushing/pulling) between repositories. This mode of operation allows developers to work without a network connection, and it also allows developers full revision control capabilities without requiring permissions to be granted by a central authority. One of the leading proponents of distributed revision control is Linus Torvalds, the main developer of the Linux kernel.

Distributed version control systems include TeamWare, BitKeeper, Wandisco and GNU arch.

Regards

Prasad

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