Using SubVersion for projects tutorial

Group Members:

  • Adam ODonovan, University of Maryland
  • David Mascarenas, Los Alamos National Labs
  • Daniel Lofaro, Drexel University
  • Sergio Davies, The University of Manchester
  • Steve Kalik, Toyota Research Institue
  • Timmer Horiuchi, University of Maryland
  • Tobi Delbruck, Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH/ETH Zurich

Leaders: Daniel B. Fasnacht, Tobi Delbruck,

The root URL for the 2010 repository is https://neuromorphs.net/svn/ws2010/.

Linked to all projects, since all will store and share code, data, and designs.

This 30 minute tutorial will show you how to use  SubVersion for software repository and project development. (The preceding link is the umbrella link for SubVersion.)

If you are a Windows user, you can prepare by installing the lovely subversion client  TortoiseSVN. Linux users probably have a command line client by default. MacOS users like  Versions (but it costs money). Some IDEs have built-in support, e.g. Netbeans/Eclipse?.

Local copies of a recent installers are attached below.

List of SVN Clients


  • command line client: try svn help
  • kdesvn
  • esvn
  • svn-workbench
  • rapidsvn

Mac OS X

  • command line client: try svn help
  •  Versions - costs money; see attachments below; ask Tobi Delbruck for license keys he bought or see source:svn10.


  •  TortoiseSVN - wonderful shell-integrated client; see attachments below.
  • SlikSVN - command line client for windows; see attachments below.