Usually SVN repository is used in our research project. In BII, the usual way to check out the repository is by excecuting:

    svn co --username Youruname --password Yourpwd svn://

If you are from outside bii, do this first:

    telnet 4898


SVN or subversion ( is for version control. This ( is a nice quick tutorial, and this red-bean ( covers more detail of svn and how to use it.



WARNING: Before you commit in any changes (using "svn ci"), please do a "svn up" to update your local copy first.