Chapter 7. Tools

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7.1. Subversion (SVN)
7.2. Bugzilla
7.3. Mailman
7.4. Pretty Good Privacy
7.5. Secure Shell

The major support tools for supporting the development process are Bugzilla, Mailman, and OpenSSH. These are externally developed tools and are commonly used in the open source world.

7.1. Subversion (SVN)

Subversion (SVN) is a system to handle multiple versions of text files and tracking who committed what changes and why. A project lives within a repository and different versions are considered different branches.

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