Is there an SVN integration with VS 2008? I am not that familiar with SVN, sorry if this is a common question.
To tell the truth, I have no idea. I just use TortoiseSVN to handle commits. Also, there should be a download tarball link somewhere in the SVN browser which will let you download the entire source in a handy .tar.gz file. You'll need a program like 7zip to extract it.