Git for Windows Alternatives

    Git for Windows is described as 'focuses on offering a lightweight, native set of tools that bring the full feature set of the Git SCM to Windows while providing appropriate user interfaces for experienced Git users and novices alike' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Git for Windows for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Haiku and BSD. The best alternative is MSYS2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Git for Windows are Apache Subversion (Free, Open Source), Mercurial SCM (Free, Open Source), Fossil (Free, Open Source) and Bazaar (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 10, 2020

    1. MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software.
    2. Apache Subversion (SVN) is a centralized version control system similar to CVS (Concurrent Versions System) , but based on the concept of change-sets instead.
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    3. Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool. It efficiently handles projects of any size and offers an easy and intuitive command line interface. Mercurial efficiently handles projects of any size and kind.
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    4. Simple, high-reliability, distributed software configuration management. Fossil is a distributed version control system, bug tracking system and wiki software server for use in software development.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Haiku
      Bazaar is a tool for helping people collaborate. It tracks the changes that you and other people make to a group of files - such as software source code - to give you snapshots of each stage of their evolution.


    5. Darcs is an advanced revision control system, for source code or other files. It is fully distributed, and supports lazy fetching of the remote repository (fetching only what is needed at the time, rather than all history).
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    6. Buddy is a unique SVN/Git source code management tool focused on web development teams. It allows you to code in parallel and share your code safely concentrated on results, not on lost changes or overwritten files.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      The Perforce Software Configuration Management System features comprehensive SCM capabilities built around a scalable client/server architecture. Users can access the Perforce Server through a range of Perforce client software.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      An open source, distributed version control and bug tracking system for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Taking a different approach to the DVCS world with bug tracking, build status tracking, and wiki included together with the versioned code.
    7. A Unified Engineering Platform for Product Development MKS Integrity is an enterprise application lifecycle management platform that coordinates and manages all activities and artifacts associated with developing software as part of an embedded product or as a standalone...
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