Subversion is a source code management tool which is widely by free and open source software projects, on Garage for example. You can find more information on the Subversion website and the Subversion manual.

Subversion is used by the Maemo projects for community projects, and formerly for Maemo Platform components which were housed on the server called Stage.

[edit] Server move

In December 2009 and January 2010, a number of faster servers were installed for Maemo, and both Nokia and community projects were moved from one repository to another.

The SVN server on Garage was moved to a new server VCS. For developers who have already got a working copy with local changes who wish to relocate to the new server, you can do so with the following command:

svn switch --relocate<project name> 
            <project name>

The SVN server on Stage is being migrated to Gitorious. The easiest way to migrate from svn to git is to generate a local diff for old modules

svn diff > local_changes.patch

and to obtain the project from gitorious with a fresh clone, before re-applying your changes using

patch -p0 < local_changes.patch

in the freshly checked out copy.

[edit] SVN client for Maemo 5 (Fremantle)

There is a Subversion client for Fremantle in extras-devel (see also this thread).