A Simple Capistrano Question

I'm trying to set up my very first deployment. I have a development laptop and I eventually will have a remote lighttpd server.

I've never run svn before. Do I have to run it on the production server or the development server or does it not matter? I suspect it does not matter but is there a preference?

Lighty, svn and even capistrano are quite new to me. If there is a "guide for complete idiots" somewhere I'd love to read it. Even http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/read/chapter/98#page264 scares me a little!

Re: [Rails] A Simple Capistrano Question
You have to run it over http, so I’m guessing you won’t want to run it locally. There is a recipe for deploying from your local svn repository, but that’s not how Capistrano was originally designed to work.