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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.11

Tortoise Subversion (SVN)
Tortoise Subversion (SVN) Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Tortoise Subversion (SVN) is used for revision control, version control, and source control. This technology is implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension and based on Apache Subversion (SVN). This technology displays a Windows Explorer context menu for Subversion commands, provides an icon overlay that indicates the status of Subversion working copies, and provides the ability to execute Subversion Repository commands from the Windows Explorer enhanced context menu.

This technology creates a central repository, a database which stores information in the form of a filesystem tree. Any number of clients can connect to the repository to read or write to the files stored in the repository.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.10
Decision Date: 10/15/2020
Aliases: TortoiseSVN
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Stefan Kung
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/15/2020).