Subversion source control is the tool of choice for many software development shops. It’s slick, fairly straight-forward, and free. One of its biggest benefits is that it’s so loose, allowing anyone the ability to grab a file and start working on it. Of course, this can cause some snags if two people start modifying the same file.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have a little widget that taps you on the shoulder whenever a file you’re working on is modified elsewhere by someone else? That’s exactly what’s been added to the Arc90 Lab today: an Apple Dashboard Widget SVN Notifier. It "monitors working copies and repositories to make sure that it’s always clear what’s what." If a file is changed, your OSX desktop will show a notification with details of who changed it, when, and any notes they left behind. Sweet!
If you love it (or hate it), be sure to let our very own Chris LoSacco know!