It is often necessary to work on other machines via ssh. However, managing larger amounts of files can be pretty painful this way. KDE eases he pain via
fish://. It is even easier to mount directories via sshfs. However, sshfs is not perfect, and struggles if you simply want to move files. This is especially important when you want to use svn on the sshfs-directory – it will most like fail with an error message like “Operation not permitted”. But there is a workaround:
sshfs -o workaround=rename server:/home/me/devel devel
With that option, svn shouldn’t be a problem anymore.