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RabbitVCS is an Open Source SVN client for Linux. RabbitVCS is intended for the GNOME desktop environment because it integrates it's self into Nautilus. This runs and looks a lot like the Windows SVN program, TortoiseSVN. Currently, RabbitVCS only supports Subversion, but will be incorporating other version control systems in future versions.

Download and Install

If you are interested in trying RabbitVCS, you can download it here. The people over at RabbitVCS have been nice and released packages for the main Linux flavours that use GNOME.

  1. Fedora
  2. Ubuntu
  3. Debian
  4. Gentoo
  5. ArchLinux

That said, you can also download the tarball from the same page, and install RabbitVCS using the included distutils setup script (see these instructions).


Video Tutorial how to Commit via RabbitVCS --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z300d7rbUQ

Other Clients

Below are a list of other Linux based SVN clients. Some of them do not allow for integration into the file explorer.

  1. NaughtySVN - NaughtySVN is still in alpha stages, but it looks very promising
  2. KDESVN - Used on the KDE desktop environment
  3. Nautilus SVN Scripts - Bash scripts that perform basic SVN tasks
  4. RapidSVN - A standalone SVN client for linux

For an entire list, please go here also see this discussion on the NautilusSvn mailing list (note that NautilusSvn has since been renamed to RabbitVCS).