The methodologies for source management and revision control can vary depending on user and company preference, as well as the software used to manage revision control. This section describes some of the fundamental methodology choices that design teams need to make to manage their active design projects. Specific recommendations on using the Vivado® Design Suite with revision control systems are provided later in this section. Throughout this section, the term manage refers to the process of checking source versions in and out using a revision control system.
Vivado generates many intermediate files as it compiles a design. This chapter defines the minimum set of files necessary to recreate the design. In some cases, you might want to keep intermediate files to improve compile time or simplify design analysis. Managing additional files is always optional.