Subversion (SVN) Basics

Over the course of 5 modules we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Core Components and Installing Visual SVN Server
  • Setting Up the Tortoise SVN Client and SVN Import
  • SVN Check out
  • Managing Conflicts
  • Tagging and Branching

Course overview

Subversion (SVN) Basics

In this set of tutorials, we’re going to take you through the basics of Subversion with Visual SVN Server and Tortoise SVN. Subversion (from here on in referred to as SVN) is a centralized Version Control System. That is, it’s a tool that allows us to version control files and collaborate on files. SVN deployed with Visual SVN Server gives us a server environment within which to maintain our files. Add to this a graphical user interface called “Tortoise SVN” and this gives us the simplest and quickest way for individuals to collaborate on files and version control those files.