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There have been a good few threads recently asking about decent source control providers. I have searched for these threads and compiled the recommendations of the replies into this single thread. I have tried to provide a short description for the services i have used myself, but if you have any good or bad comments about any of the tools and services then please reply and we'll accumalate a more formal review of each of the items listed below.

Tools

* Tortoise SVN - Easy to setup and use (and probably the most popular) indie developement source control system. All functionality is available through the right-click explorer popup menu. For Win2k SP4, WinXP, Vista or later. Requires IE6 or later abd Windows Installer version 3.1 or later. * Tortoise CVS * Perforce - Source control solution that scales well to extremely large projects. There is a 2 user free version available. Available on Windows, Unix and Mac OS. * Rapid SVN - GUI client tool for accessing remote SVN repositories. Works on Linux, Windows, Mac OS/X and Solaris. * Visual SVN - Plugin for Visual Studio 2005 & 2008. Mirrors all Tortoise SVN functionality, bringing it into an addition Visual Studio menu and integrated within the Solution Explorer. Free trial available. * AnkhSVN - Similar in principle to VisualSVN. * GIT * Bazaar VCS - Thanks spoonbender for this one, and i quote "It supports Windows, *nix and OSX, it's written in Python, and designed to be extensible with a nice plugin architecture and all that jazz.".

Services

* Unfuddle - Free and subscription source control and project hosting solutions. Recommend beginning with their smallest package which allows two uses to use most of their services for free. If you want to expand beyond 2 users you can pay a small price. * Sourceforge - Free open source SVN/CVS and project hosting. Your project will not be confidential if you choose this solution, it will be publically available due to the requirement of having to choose an open source licence. * Google Code - Free open source SVN project hosting. * OpenSVN * Assembla - Note from their website - "We will no longer offer free, private spaces. If you own a free, private space, we will send you an upgrade message later this week asking you to buy a "Private / Professional" subscription, or convert the space to public permissions". * GitHub * Dream Host I have only used a few tools and services, so anyone who has used anything different, or has an opinion or advice about any of the above, please say and i'll update the OP. Thanks, [Edited by - Dave on February 7, 2009 5:05:22 AM]

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I was recommended Assembla a little while back and am completely thrilled with it. The key feature is the lack of an open source license requirement (ala sourceforge or google code)

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Here's another, which I've been playing with for a couple of months now, and overall, am really happy with:
Bazaar: Distributed version control, similar to GIT, except Windows support isn't just an afterthought (I don't know if the situation has improved with Git, but at least it used to have a pretty strong focus on Linux). It supports Windows, *nix and OSX, it's written in Python, and designed to be extensible with a nice plugin architecture and all that jazz.

Also, unlike, say, SVN, it doesn't require any special server-side software for creating a remote repository. Just a plain FTP server is all you need.

They also have Launchpad for hosting your bzr repositories for free. (I don't think it's possible to host closed-source projects there though, but again, since BZR works with just a FTP server, you may not need a separate hosting service at all)

There's a Tortoise Bzr client in development, but so far, it's a bit rough around the edges, and I've found it easier to just use the command line directly.

Also, nice work. Your list looks like it could be useful to a lot of people. :)

Btw, I just looked at Assembla, and found this news snippet on their front page, dated yesterday:
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We will no longer offer free, private spaces. If you own a free, private space, we will send you an upgrade message later this week asking you to buy a "Private / Professional" subscription, or convert the space to public permissions


So much for the free, non-open source offer... Sounded good though.

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I was recommended Assembla a little while back and am completely thrilled with it. The key feature is the lack of an open source license requirement (ala sourceforge or google code)


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