Subversion (also known as SVN) is a widely used version control system that allows you to keep track of software projects, or indeed any project based on plain text files.
Some of your courses, for example CS2800 and third year projects, require you to use Subversion to develop your code. We therefore give each CS student an individual Subversion repository to store your project files. This is a safe storage area: it is backed up every night, and if you mess things up Subversion allows you to retrieve any earlier version.
Those of you in the first year will not be needing Subversion for a while, but you are welcome to make use of this resource. Your repository is writable only by you, though it can also be read by CS staff.
Third year project students should create a top-level directory called ThirdYearProject. For other coursework use the course identifier as the directory name, for example CS2800.
When you use SVN you will need to specify the URL of your repository. This should be:
where USERNAME is your CS username. The password is your normal CS one.
For more information about SVN visit the Subversion web site or read the Subversion book.