after putting down my crack pipe and changing my thought process from Visual Source Safe to cvs and svn I just remembered that cvs does not have checkin and checkout. It would be nice though to have a complete example of how to install, setup, retrieve and commit changes to resources stored in svn through shotoku.
I've put a simple example of usage here:
http://labs.jboss.com/wiki/BasicShotokuFunctions (at the bottom). I hope it clarifies things a bit :)
For installation, you need to (provided you have downloaded the ear)
1. configure 00shotoku.ear/shotoku-base.ejb3/shotoku.properties (you specify there where your WC is, among other things)
2. drop it to the "deploy" directory
And of course have the AS configured :).
If you have any further problems, please write.
ps When it comes to writing documentation, suddenly nobody has any straws ;)