Mirror of Apache Subversion
Subversion, a version control system. =====================================
I. A FEW POINTERS II. DOCUMENTATION
III. PARTICIPATING IN THE SUBVERSION COMMUNITY IV. QUICKSTART GUIDE V. CONVERTING FROM CVS
I. A FEW POINTERS
For an overview of the Subversion project, visit
Once you have a Subversion client you can get the latest version of the code with the command:
$ svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk subversion
The main documentation is the Subversion Book - an on-line version can be found at:
It is written in DocBook XML, and the sources can be found at:
If you wish to build the documentation from source, read the en/README file within the book source.
III. PARTICIPATING IN THE SUBVERSION COMMUNITY
First, read https://subversion.apache.org/docs/community-guide/ It describes Subversion coding and log message standards, as well as how to join discussion lists.
Talk on IRC with developers: irc.freenode.net, channel #svn-dev.
Read the FAQ: https://subversion.apache.org/faq.html
IV. QUICKSTART GUIDE
See the final section of the first chapter of the Subversion Book.
V. CONVERTING FROM CVS
If you're a CVS user trying to move your CVS history over to Subversion, then be sure to visit the 'cvs2svn' project:
If you are running a Linux or BSD-based system, your distribution might have a cvs2svn package.
If cvs2svn doesn't meet your needs, you might try refinecvs written by Lev Serebryakov:
Please note that cvs2svn and refinecvs are separate projects from Subversion. If you have problems or are confused, contact the authors, not the Subversion lists.
Finally, be sure to see Appendix B in the Subversion Book. It contains a very quick overview of the major differences between CVS and Subversion.