Any graphical svn clients working under 16.04? I had kdesvn before, but its no longer available from the packages. Neither is rapidsvn. Console is fine, but always nice to have GUI when searching through a non-local repo.
The best client for your purposes would be RabbitVCS, a great Version Control System (VCS) utility that has a more than decent package in the Ubuntu Repositories. To install the complete package use the following from Terminal window:
sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-cli rabbitvcs-core rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-nautilus
The Nautilus interface gives graphical access to git and hg repositories as well as the svn access you were after. Don't want see hg and git? See the ingenious solution here...
Snapshot below shows RabbitVCS working with the MPlayer svn repository:
I would recommend also having a look at the remote repository browser available from within the Nautilus screen that works well without a local repository loaded. Again showing the MPlayer svn repository, this time with the remote repository browser:
SmartGit is a graphical Git client with support for SVN and Pull Requests for GitHub and Bitbucket. SmartGit runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.