Subversion, once installed, has a number of different pieces. The following is a quick overview of what you get. Don’t be alarmed if the brief descriptions leave you scratching your head—plenty more pages in this book are devoted to alleviating that confusion.
- The command-line client program
- A program for reporting the state (in terms of revisions of the items present) of a working copy
- A tool for directly inspecting a Subversion repository
- A tool for creating, tweaking, or repairing a Subversion repository
- A plug-in module for the Apache HTTP Server, used to make your repository available to others over a network
- A custom standalone server program, runnable as a daemon process or invokable by SSH; another way to make your repository available to others over a network.
- A program for filtering Subversion repository dump streams
- A program for incrementally mirroring one repository to another over a network