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Help with setting up and using TortoiseSVN with our SVN server
Set up TortoiseSVN
First, before you do anything
You need to set up your SVN client so it can update the version meta-data in the files
In this tutorial, we will be configuring Tortoise SVN
All configuring of TortoiseSVN is done through the windows explorer
Right click on the white space and select "TortoiseSVN" -> "Settings"
The settings window will pop-up
Select the "General" tab in the tree menu
Then next to "Subversion configuration file:" click on [Edit]
Download Config File
Download this config file and copy it into your config file overwriting everything
Now that you have TortoiseSVN set up on your computer, now you can check-out a repository.
"Check-out" is just a fancy name for downloading the repository.
- Open a normal Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer).
- Create a folder somewhere, where you want to dump your newest SVN revision.
- Right click the folder, and you'll have some options from TortoiseSVN - one of those is "SVN Checkout...".
- Now you're going to need some links here - you find those by going to the WoWRoster site (you're already here!).
- Browse to Repositories.
- There are three links for each repository Web , SVN , and RSS Feed - click the SVN link.
- This gets you to the folder structure of the repository.
- Click "trunk" to get to the folder containing the newest revision.
- Copy the link in your browser, which should now be pointing to the SVN trunk location
- Paste the link to your SVN Checkout, under "URL of Repository."
- Double check your Checkout directory is the correct folder where you want it dumped.
- Check that it's set to "HEAD Revision" - this ensures you get the newest version - you can also choose to get specific SVN revisions by defining version numbers, if needed.
- Hit OK, and watch it download.
- Congratulations - you've downloaded the newest revision!
There will be a time when you ask "Some files just got changed in the repository I just downloaded, how do I get those files?"
That is a great question, and the answer is "SVN Update"
- Go to the folder where you checked out a repository.
- Right-click on the folder.
- Click on "SVN Update".
- Watch files get updated.
The TortoiseSVN User Manual
For anything else not covered in this help guide, there is always the TortoiseSVN User Manual