The Subversion server can also be run on any platform where APR runs, but cannot host a repository on Win95/Win98/Win Me. The "Subversion Filesystem" is not a kernel-level filesystem that one would install in an operating system.
Instead, it is Subversion's repository interface, which is a "versioned filesystem" in the sense that it stores a directory tree whose state is remembered from revision to revision.
Writing programs to access the repository is similar to writing programs that use other filesystem APIs.
Corporate systems need monitoring, backups, updates, as well as system and user management.
Ubuntu (apt), Cent OS, Fedora and Red Hat (rpm/YUM) Linux server administration and desktop systems adminstration are covered in this tutorial.
The Subversion development community cares deeply about its stability and robustness.
Subversion has been in development since 2000, and became self-hosting after one year.
FSFS repositories (introduced in version 1.1) do not have this restriction; however, due to a limitation in Win9x's file-locking support, they also don't work in Win9x.