Proxies, Verse, SubVersion...?

I’ve been doing a lot of proxy use in Blender lately, and have begun wanting more advanced functions. Apparently, ‘Verse’ offers that, but I have trouble getting it to work. Now I have been told that SubVersion is also a powerful tool for having your Blender files update their content directly from a shared content repository.

Is there someone with significant experience and understanding of these matters out there who could A) explain to me the basic differences of the softwares, and B) help me understand how to get them working? I’ve tried the documentations of each, but it doesn’t really seem to work as advertised… :frowning: