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Re: Newbie General Startup Questions

From: Johan Appelgren <johan.appelgren_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-16 15:44:11 CET

On 2/16/06, Scott Purcell <spurcell@vertisinc.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
>
> I have been a user of cvs through my work, and I have the need for a
> versioning software at home that can run on a Windows box and control source
> code for java apps.
>
> Anyway, last evening, I tried reading through the docs but there seems to
> be a large amount of information on Subversion. I ended up downloading a
> binary executable and did a install. After the install I was lost on what
> to do. I noticed the docs showing some commands .. but wasn't sure whether
> to use a cmd window, to issue commands in, or if I should be executing a
> Subversion executable to configure the server. It was unclear also, if the
> server, and client were in the download?
>
> My only need would be to create a repository .. for a test project. After
> that, is there a gui like wincvs? It looks like there is a web interface?
>
> I apologize, but if I could get a 40000 feet idea of what I am supposed to
> do would really help. I was just overwhelmed by the amount of links,
> tutorials, books, etc, about this project.
>
> All I want to do is get something set up fast, and get started.

Maybe you should take a look at the TortoiseSvn project,
<http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/>. It's a windows subversion client
that integrates with the explorer shell. I've found it very easy to
use.

As to the commands in the subversion docs, yes, they're command line
examples. The subversion package you've downloaded contains the
windows command line client as well as some other tools for managing a
server. You can find a list of the tools and a short description of
what they do here
<http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/svn-book.html#svn-ch-1-sect-5>.

/Johan
Received on Thu Feb 16 15:53:05 2006

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