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Subversion (SVN)

Subversion is an open source version control system.  Founded in 2000 by CollabNet, Inc., the Subversion project's original goal was to be "a compelling replacement for CVS".  The project has long since accomplished the original goal.

As of February 17, 2010, Subversion has become and official project of the Apache Software Foundation and is now Apache Subversion.  General information, documentation and instruction on and about Subversion may be found in manual pages for the software and on the official Subversion web page:

Subversion Account Requests

The ITD managed Subversion service is open to all current users with a currently active Life or Guest number.  To request Subversion access, go to the BNL Account Request page and request a Subversion account.  This request will automatically generate a request each for a BNL Domain Account and a Unix Systems account.  The account request form will prompt for whether the user is requesting a new repository or access to an existing repository and the name of that repository in either case.


The Subversion system maintained by ITD Unix Services for BNL is only available on the internal network.  Users needing access to their repository from an external network, which includes the BNL wireless network, will need to use VPN software to access the internal network.

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To reach ITD Unix Services for any support issues, please contact the ITD Helpdesk via email ( or call x5522.  In any communications, please include the name of the machine(s) in question, as well as their operating system, software package and other relevant information which will allow ITD to help you more effectively.