Short guide to SubVersionN services on idra.di.unito.it


(Common abbreviations: SVN will stand for SubVersioN).



Please, read, at least once, everything.



SVN-Users have access to web-hosted SVN services

Otherwise, to become an SVN-User of web-hosted SVN services at idra.di.unito.it, please, send an e-mail to paoliniATdi.unito.it or to roverATdi.unito.it.

Subject:IDRA
Body message:

  • username
  • password

The two items are required to set an account for you, so that you become an SVN-User.

We should not forget to send you a confirmation mail, once your account exists.

SVN-Users will be (securely) authenticated by the web server on idra.di.unito.it.

Authentication is required to access SVN repositories.



SVN-Users can have access to SVN repositories

If you need a new repository, please, send an e-mail to paoliniATdi.unito.it or to roverATdi.unito.it.

Subject:IDRA
Body message:

  • name-of-the-repository
  • list of SVN-User names

We should not forget to send you a confirmation mail, once your repository exists.

Your new repository will be at:

https://idra.di.unito.it/priv/name-of-the-repository

Just use, properly, SVN commands, or an internet browser, to manage it, in accordance with the SVN guides.

Remark

  • If some of the SVN-Users must have only read rights to the repository, please, specify in the above list.



Main recommendations

  • Please, do not assume SVN be a support for backup. Our space is limited. It's useful for collaborative and concurrent developments of documents.

  • Use SVN for source documents, only. Namely, avoid .pdf, .ps, .dvi and similar formats as much as you can.

  • Documents with Microsoft formats are, generally, more space consuming than equivalent ones written with other formats. So, if you plan to store documents produced by WYSIWYG applications, please, consider compact formats.

    OpenOffice/StarOffice produce high-quality low-space-consuming documents, covertible to Microsoft Office formats.



On-line resources on SVN clients

  1. A guide to a MacOsX GUI,
  2. Tortoise GUI for MS systems (Software-Repository and HTML-ManualCheckOut-Procedure Description),
  3. A Linux GUI,
  4. Some more SVN tools ...