Subversion, a version control system. ===================================== $LastChangedDate: 2016-05-31 14:07:51 +0000 (Tue, 31 May 2016) $ Contents: 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 http://subversion.apache.org/ Once you have a Subversion client you can get the latest version of the code with the command: $ svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk subversion II. DOCUMENTATION The main documentation is the Subversion Book - an on-line version can be found at: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/ It is written in DocBook XML, and the sources can be found at: http://svn.code.sf.net/p/svnbook/source/trunk/ 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 http://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: http://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: http://cvs2svn.tigris.org You can get the latest released version of the cvs2svn converter from the project downloads area: http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=2976 Please note that the cvs2svn project is a *separate* project from Subversion. If you have problems with cvs2svn or are confused, please email the cvs2svn project's mailing lists, 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.