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From David Weintraub <>
Subject Re: Getting started with Subversion.
Date Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:55:17 GMT
On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 9:01 PM, Thomas Garrod <>

> OK, I'm a complete rube. I don't know the second thing about Subversion (I
> know it is version control). I need Subversion, and I don't know where to
> start. Here are a few facts:
> Are you creating a Subversion repository, or just using a Subversion client
on your Mac?

Open up the Terminal Application (it's under Applications/Utilities). Go to
a terminal window, and type in "svn --version". If you have Subversion
installed (which is installed on all Macs since 10.5), you should see
Subversion return Subversion's revision number to you. It's probably 1.5.x.

If you want a GUI Subversion client for the Mac, try Path Finder which is
like Finder on Steroids. You can get that from Path
Finder includes a lot of features that aren't in Finder, but most power
users want. And, one of the features it has is built in Subversion
integration. I also believe that XCode is integrated with Subversion too.

You should also look at which is the Subversion on line
manual. Many open source projects have horrendous documentation, but
Subversion isn't one of them. The very first chapter will give you an
excellent overview on how Subversion works.

David Weintraub

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