I’m not a huge fan of SVN. It’s crappy for file transfers and it easily locks. But still, it works pretty well for my relatively small needs and it’s super easy to setup. I’d like to talk a little bit about the things you might not know about SVN…

Hooks on the SVN Server

You might not know this but you can add a lot of personalized actions on your repository. You just have to add script files to the “hooks” directory of your repository. For a complete list of hooks file name, look here.

The two most important files you should consider adding are :

Useful SVN properties on files and directories

SVN properties can be attached to files and directory to define special behaviors on the other clients or on the server. For a complete list of the SVN properties, look here. Here are for me the most important SVN properties :

Quick note : A very bad idea I had was to put my SVN files within my dropbox folder. It creates a lot more locks than SVN normally does.