An SVN Checkout with cforge can be initiated by clicking on the checkout link in the Code Browser of a project on CODESYS Forge.
The checkout with cforge combines the checkouts of two independent SVN clients:
CODESYS SVN for all CODESYS libraries or projects
The SVN command line client for all other files
CODESYS SVN commits a single project or library in many separated files within a folder structure. cforge is saving the project or library in the usual binary form (.project, .library). All other files are checked out with the standard SVN command line client.
To commit or maintain the files outside of CODESYS projects or libraries, you can still use the normal SVN client. But it is recommended to use the cforge actions for update or commit, as this enables you to maintain the repository consistently.