Dirk showed us the features and structure of Subversion. He detailed the installation and usage. First he showed us how CVS is installed and how all that works.
"CVS is a versatile and very useful open source tool. I advise anyone using frequently modified text files to use cvs. A common use for cvs is to maintain and distribute c and c++ source code. Cvs is also good for scripting languages such as sed, awk, php, python, bash and perl. Other possibilities are are to maintain static web pages with cvs or to maintain computerized numerical control programs. Cvs is a client server application with command line and graphical clients available for linux, unix and windows. We saw that it simpler than you may have thought to get a cvs server assisting you in maintaining your own work."
What Is Subversion? The goal of the Subversion project is to build a version control system that is a compelling replacement for CVS in the open source community. The software is released under an Apache/BSD-style open source license.