oXygen XML Editor makes easier the document sharing between content authors by including an Apache SubversionTM (SVN) client. The SVN client allows you to browse repositories, check for changes, commit changes, update your working copy and examine the revision history.
When started from oXygen, the SVN Client is shown as a separate window. This window can also be launched separately as a standalone application.
Apache SubversionTM was designed as a replacement of CVS. Its features include:
Subversion is a good choice for sharing/storing large collections of XML files that change frequently. Subversion retains the differences between revisions in an efficient database, and keeps low the network load - only the differences are sent between the SVN client and the server.
The oXygen SVN Client is composed of several views allowing you to browse the Apache SubversionTM repositories and your local working copies, compare and merge modifications, check the revision history. All the views are dockable. This means you can move them to create the optimal layout for your use case.
You can add multiple SVN repositories to the list accessed through different protocols (SVN, SVN + SSH, HTTP(S)) and browse them in parallel. In this way you can identify the resources you need to checkout, or even create branches or tags directly in the repository
The differences between the repository resources and the working copy ones are available in the Working Copy view. The incoming modifications are available in the repository as committed by other users since you last updated your local working copy from the repository. The outgoing modifications are available only in the working copy until you commit them to the repository or discard them.
One of the most common requirements in project development is to see what changes have been made to the files from your working copy or to the files from the repository. You can examine these changes after a synchronize operation with the repository, by using the Open in compare editor action from the contextual menu.
In Apache SubversionTM, both files and directories are versioned and have a history. If you want to examine the history for a selected resource and find out what happened at a certain revision you can use the History view.
In order to see the entire list of actions and working scenarios, please consult the User Manual.