Since Pragmatic Guide to Subversion went to press, CollabNet has updated their Subversion server. If you want to follow the instructions in the book, use this link to download the previous Subversion server from CollabNet, rather than the link in the book. Make sure you select the “server and client” download for Subversion 1.6. Now follow the instructions in the book.
Archive for November, 2010
To celebrate the publishing of Pragmatic Guide to Subversion I put together an eight-minute screencast that shows you how to install a Subversion server on Windows. The video includes a importing an existing codebase and checking out a working copy, and demonstrates how to make simple edits, view your changes, and check back into the repository.
As an editorial note, it is not easy to do a screencast like this. I went through about ten different pieces of software before the stars finally aligned and I got everything to work. I used a Windows 7 VM and CamStudio to record the video at 720p resolution. I then used WinFF to convert the CamStudio lossless video to H264. Finally I used iMovie to add a voiceover track. Now that I have everything set up I think I should do more screencasts—please let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll work on it.