Quick Tutorial on TortoiseSVN

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Quick Tutorial on TortoiseSVN

  1. 1. TortoiseSVN<br />l<br />
  2. 2. What is TortoiseSVN?<br />A free, open-source revision control / version control / source control software for Windows.<br />A standalone Apache Subversion client.<br />Not integrated with a specific IDE so it can be used with any development tools.<br />To download TortoiseSVN, please follow this link: http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.htm<br />
  3. 3. Features<br />Since it is based on Subversions, TortoiseSVN has all the features of Subversion, including:<br />Most current CVS(Concurrent Versions System) features<br />Directories, renaming, and file meta-data versioning<br />Commits that are truly atomic<br />Branching and tagging operations<br />Efficient handling of binary files<br />
  4. 4. How To: Check out a Fresh Repository<br />Create a folder for your project on your local system (this folder must be empty)<br />Right click on the folder and click “SVN Checkout”<br />Enter the URL of your repository.<br />Select one of the “Checkout Depth” options and click “OK”. <br />The next slide contains the screen shots of this process. <br />
  5. 5. How To: Check out a Fresh Repositoryscreen shots<br />
  6. 6. How To: Update to check for changes<br />Right click on the project folder and select “SVN Update” as shown below<br />
  7. 7. How To: Update to Check for Changes<br />SVN will show you a list of updated files. <br />Click OK and you are now ready to work with new changes<br />
  8. 8. How To: Commit a Changed File<br />Right click on the project folder and select “SVN Commit.” <br />SVN will show you all files that have been changed. Select the ones that you’d like to commit.<br />Enter a message in the “message” box above the selected files. This is not required but recommended so that it would be easier to go back and track your changes later if you ever need to.<br />The following slice shows the screen shots of the commit process.<br />
  9. 9. How To: Commit a Changed File<br />
  10. 10. Conclusion<br />SVN has a lot of other great features but in this short tutorial, I showed you only its three basic functions.<br />To learn more about it, here are some useful links:<br /><ul><li>http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug.html
  11. 11. http://www.dev102.com/2008/10/07/how-to-use-the-svn-client-and-start-working-with-your-subversion-version-control/
  12. 12. http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Using_SVN</li>

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