SVN Usage (Deprecated : we have moved to GitHub)

This page is deprecated since we have moved to GitHub

This is a slight overview of SVN and how to use it. First of all there are three ways to access SVN: svn, svn+ssh and via https. Sourceforge uses WebDAV, that means you can also browse the repository online with your favorite browser, just click on this link.

Subversion uses three toplevel directories named trunk, branches and tags. Trunk can be compared to CVS Head, branches and tags are self-explanatory, I think Smiling

To checkout the source simply type:
svn co jnode
which creates a new directory called jnode (Mind the space between "trunk/" and "jnode"!) . In this directory all stuff of the repository in /jnode/trunk will be copied to jnode/ on your local computer.

svn up|add|commit as expected.

New to subversion is copy, move and delete. If you copy or move a file, the history is also copied or moved, if you e.g. delete a directory it will not show up anymore if you do a new checkout.

If you want to make a branch from a version currently in trunk you can simply copy the content from trunk/ to branches/, e.g. by:
svn copy

I think that's the most important for the moment, for more information have a look at the SVN Handbook located here.

Btw, for using SVN within eclipse you have to install subclipse located here.