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Subversion repositories

Subversion, also called SVN, is a version control tool designed to keep track of source changes made by groups of developers working on the same files, allowing them to stay in sync with each other as each individual chooses. A description of Subversion's main features (e.g. versioning of directories and binary files, properly atomic commits) can be found at the Subversion project's home page, with documentation and help.

The University has a central Subversion service, and all new Subversion repositories should be created using this service. For details see the Version Control Service web page (ECDF).

This service also supports access via iFriend accounts, and full details of how to set this up can be found in the service's FAQ page. Note that some additional configuration for iFriend access may be required. If you have an existing Subversion repository with Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility and have reached your disk quota limit, an increase can be requested here.

There's a very helpful, and complete, free book available online, Version Control with Subversion by Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. Fitzpatrick & C. Michael Pilato.

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