Subversion(r): Empirical Design Methodology From the Perspective of Integrated Circuit Design
An aspect of primary significance in Integrated Circuit (IC) design is configuration management of design data, i.e., the task of keeping a project comprising a multiplicity of revisions well organized. Apache's subversion (r) is a software tool that can facilitate this task. It manages revisions of documentation, source code, and a wide variety of files, and it automates storing and retrieving revisions. Unfortunately, subversion (r) provides insufficient support for IC projects consisting of large numbers of managed items.