Free Subversion Data Migration Tool: Importer for SVN

p_svnimporterRecent industry analyst reports show Subversion as the clear market leader in SCCM (source control - change management) tools. Subversion's benefits are clear, but data migration from your present version control system to Subversion can be a daunting barrier, fraught with risk — unless you have a good repository migration tool. Enter Importer for SVN by Polarion®. This free data migration and repository conversion tool enables you to migrate to Subversion quickly and safely from several commonly-used change management tools..


Subversion migration from CVS, PVCS, VSS, ClearCase, MKS, StarTeam

With our free SVN import tool, you can...

For details on migrating to Subversion from any of the above version control tools, click any of the listed links, or visit the data migration features page.


Migrate to Subversion Even Faster

Polarion Software has the expertise and the experience to help your organization migrate to Subversion safely and smoothly, and get your team up to speed with Subversion fast. While you download our free Subversion migration tool, be sure to read about expert Subversion services from Polarion Software.


Subversion: much more than Version Control!

Did you know that Subversion's capabilities make it an ideal foundation for managing your entire development processes? With Subversion as the underlying repository for all development artifacts, Polarion's tools deliver a wide range of fully integrated features and capabilities, covering Requirements Management, Project Management, Bug Tracking, Team Collaboration, Process Management and more. We have products that deliver just the capabilities you need today, and let you move up seamlessly and painlessly tomorrow. And it's all done with Subversion!

Check out these links to learn more!

  • Polarion REQUIREMENTS - Requirements management combines desktop ease of use with all the power and promise of Web 2.0
  • Polarion QA - Collaborative Test Management Solution
  • Polarion ALM - Everything you need in one comprehensive, fully-integrated, web-based ALM solution

 

Subversion Data Migration Features and Support


This page describes the major features and data migration support details for the various VCS tools supported by Importer for SVN, our free Subversion migration tool.


Subversion migration from CVS, PVCS, VSS, ClearCase, MKS, StarTeam

Polarion's SVN import tool currently supports migration to Subversion from the following RCS tools:


Migrating to Subversion from CVS

The cvs2svn tool migrates and converts data from CVS to Subversion (SVN).

  • The Java library javacvs is used for working with a CVS repository
  • The transformation preserves commits, authors, commit messages and dates of commits
  • Transformation converts CVS branches and tags to Subversion branches and tags
  • Commits are grouped as atomic commit (revision) in Subversion
  • Logging (output to console, logging level) can be tuned in configuration file (using log4j configuration)
  • Provider can work with remote repositories via CVS 'pserver' protocol
  • Non critical errors in the repository resolve automatically

Migrating to Subversion from PVCS

The pvcs2svn tool migrates and converts data from PVCS to Subversion (SVN).

  • For work with PVCS repository external program pcli is used. (From merant pvcs distribution)
  • The transformation preserves commits, authors, commit messages and dates of commits
  • Transformation converts PVCS branches to SVN branches
  • Transformation converts PVCS labels to SVN tags
  • Logging (output to console, logging level) can be tuned in configuration file (using log4j configuration)
  • Provider can work only with local repositories (or mounted to local file system)
  • Non critical errors in repository resolves automatically

Migrating to Subversion from Visual SourceSafe™

The vss2svn tool migrates and converts data from MS Visual SourceSafe to Subversion.

  • External tool ss is used to access the VSS repository (part of VSS client distribution)
  • The transformation preserves revisions, authors, commit messages and dates of commits
  • Logging (output to console, logging level) can be tuned in configuration file (using log4j configuration)

Migrating to Subversion from Rational ClearCase™

The cc2svn tool migrates and converts data from Rational ClearCase to Subversion.

  • External tool cleartool is used to access the ClearCase repository (part of ClearCase installation)
  • The transformation preserves revisions, authors, commit messages and dates of commits
  • Transformation converts ClearCase branches to SVN branches
  • Transformation converts ClearCase labels to SVN tags
  • Logging (output to console, logging level) can be tuned in configuration file (using log4j configuration)

Migrating to Subversion from MKS™

The mks2svn tool migrates and converts data from MKS to Subversion.

  • Supports MKS2009 and later
  • Supports both API &/or CLI(si) to access the MKS repository (requires MKS client installation)
  • Supports the generation of multiple subversion repositories from MKS projects with external linking.
  • Supports the transformation of MKS “Change Packages” to SVN tags
  • The transformation preserves revisions, authors, commit messages and dates of commits
  • Transformation converts MKS branches to SVN branches
  • Transformation converts MKS revision labels to SVN tags
  • Logging (output to console, logging level) can be tuned in configuration file (using log4j configuration)

Migrating to Subversion from StarTeam™

  • Logging (output to console, logging level) can be tuned in configuration file (using log4j configuration)
  • Provider can work with remote repositories via CVS 'pserver' protocol
  • Non critical errors in repository resolve automatically


Requirements

  • J2RE/J2SDK 1.4
  • External tool to access the source repository (for PVCS, VSS, ClearCase and VSS), which is the part of source repository distribution.
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