AAU It Services


The initial checkout

The checkout checks out a repository from the server into a local working copy. It is run only once for a working copy, not being needed again. This guide runs through the steps needed to perform a checkout from the IST Subversion server, but all parts except the repository URL should be identical for other non-AAU repositories.

Before performing the checkout itself, you need a place to put the repositories. For example, create a folder called svn in your home folder.

Right-click the newly-created folder, and under RabbitVCS click Checkout...

In the new Checkout window, type in the full address of the SVN repository in the URL field. The URL must be in the form https://svn01.ist.aau.dk/svn/department/Type/Name where:

department - the department of the repository (for example, cs, ist or student).
Type - the type of repository, either Users, ProjectGroups or Fileshares.
Name - the actual name of the repository. For project groups this could be sw406f12, for Users typically their username (in this example, jlb).

  • Note: the type and name are case sensitive - "Users" and "users" are not the same, neither is "jlb" or "JLB".

RabbitVCS will checkout the repository into a folder with the same name. Change the fieldDestination to checkout the files into a different folder.

When you are done typing the information, click OK.

You may be requested to type in your credentials. This is your full AAU email address and itspassword.

Optionally, you can save these credentials for later use, saving time during SVN operations.

The repository has now been checked out as a local copy in the folder you designated, ready for work.