Since I've been working with Subversion a bit recently I thought I'd write up a quick step by step guide to getting started with Subversion and Tortoise SVN. Actually this has had a practical side to it - I have a couple of developers on a project that needed to get a quick start and get them up and running with the same base line, so this write up was the result.
There are actually several documents out there that do something similar and the Subversion and the Tortoise SVN documentation in particular are actually quite good at explaining the details of using Subversion. However I found myself floundering a little when first setting up Subversion, getting the the Subversion Service set up and then using Tortoise to hook up to Subversion, creating new source control branches and then creating and using new local copies from the repository. My approach includes a little more hand holding I suppose so I hope some of you may find this useful if you've been thinking about checking out Subversion for the first time.
I'm no source control wiz and this is an intro article - it deals mainly with the configuration and setup end of things not the intricacies of using source control effectively. So you can think of this as a setup and get going guide.
The article can be found here:
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