GCC has switched to SVN (see the plan). This document is meant for GCC developers and maintainers as a simple way to getting started with Subversion. Anything not covered by this document can be found in the Official SVN Book.
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A conceptual introduction to SVN for CVS users. (Make sure to read and digest this!)
Top 5 SVN suggestions (for CVS users)
Use svn status . It'll display what's up in your working copy, in milliseconds! Find out about --show-updates and --verbose
Use svn log . It's nothing like cvs log It's a dynamically-generated ChangeLog, granular to the directory you want, and with the full set of filenames (no evil globs that destroy your grep).
Use svn merge . Don't svn diff | patch Use svn merge to backport patches, it's faster and more correct!
Use svn revert . Don't delete and update: just revert! It's faster, and will also revert adds, removals and whatnot.
Use svn switch . If you have just another working copy around, don't throw it away, switch it to the branch you want and use it!