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Summary Subversion style versioning of database code and objects.
Categories scm, construction, deployment
License GNU General Public License
Owner(s) taranenko

dbsvn vision

Project Overview


Goal of the project is make a deployment and development tool, which propagates subversion's paradigm to deal with database objects.

The tool intended to be used in the agile database development.


Tool's life cycle should quite resemble working with subversion.

Some main steps are:

  • First import the initial state of the database schema into the subversion repository.
  • Check out the sources either new development database or in the file-based structure.
  • Make changes direct in database or in the files.
  • Check in changes in subversion database.

dbsvn should detect changes between revisions and either generate appropriate sql scripts or apply this directly against database.

dbsvn supposed to be database-independent and db-vendor specific simultaneously. Therefore should support both xml and free text format of the database objects.

Presumably dbsvn will integrate other open source frameworks, such as apache torque/ddlutils (which supports a xml format to store db object's definition), liqubase (www.liquibase.org) as tool to apply difference between version , svnkit to direct access to the subversion repository.

Project environment

  • Platform: Java 5
  • Main build tool: mvn
  • Test frameworks: xmlunit, dbunit, jnuit or testng(?)
  • Continuum integration: ?

There are no written code line for the tool, even no prototype. All should be done from scratch. Contributors or volunteers are welcome.