The Spartan Robotics SVN repository is hosted on robotics.mvla.net. Subversion (SVN) is version control system. The 971 repository has all sorts of files including CAD and source code from the curent season and back to the 2004 season. Robotics.mvla.net server is a debian linux computer that was configured by and is maintained by Michael and Austin. The school has an optical fiber internet connection so throughput should be fast. The repository is backed up dailey to a remote machine. Michael and Austin manage the accounts and will need to create new passwords for you before you can use it. Give us a call or ask in person for an account. Since we will be entering the password in by hand be sure and give us a password that you are comfortable with us seeing. Passwords must have letter, numbers, and a special character such as "#" or "&".
Most team members use TortoiseSVN client software on their Windows 7, 8, or 10 machines to download and work with the 971 repository. TortoiseSVN is available for download at http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads . As of 6/24/17, there is a misleading "Advertisement" above the "for 32-bit OS" and "for 64-bit OS" download images. Be sure and click on one of the download images rather than the add. As of 6/24/17, the current version is 1.9.5.
After installing TortoiseSVN, use regedit to keep TortoiseSVN from hanging when checking in SolidWorks parts and assemblies.
Once you have followed the directions below to check out a copy of the team's SVN repository, be sure and read these 971 team rules for working with SVN. It is especially important to follow these rules with SolidWorks CAD files.
To download the 2017 Spartan Robotics 971 repository, install TortoiseSVN and reboot your machine, make a folder to work in like SpartanRobotics2017, move into it, right click on the background, left mouse click on "SVN Checkout ...", enter https://robotics.mvla.net/svn/frc971/2017/trunk/, take the defaults, and say OK. Enter the username and password you set up with me and wait for all of the files to download. If you see this, you are in good shape. Note that in the images below, it has 2012. Use the current season year rather than 2012.
If you are a Unix/Linux user or Windows Command line person, use "svn co https://robotics.mvla.net/svn/frc971/2016/trunk" from the command line or its equivalent. Download svn with apt-get, build it from source, or do whatever you usually do to install packages.
To download the entire archive (you probably don't need all of this), make an appropriately named directory and check out https://robotics.mvla.net/svn/frc971 .
Be sure and use "https:" rather than "svn:". The 2012 Spartan Robotics archive takes less than a GByte on your hard disk as of 12/11/11. It took me 23 minutes for the first 1.3 GByte download back in 2010 using our home DSL connection. It downloaded 377 MBytes and this expanded out on my local disk to take 1.3 GBytes. The MVHS 971 lab is often times much faster for downloading.
Currently, the 2012 archive contains these directories. We can add more as needed and move them around as needed.
SpartanRobotics2012/cad SpartanRobotics2012/doc SpartanRobotics2012/src
It is time to start using the new SVN server on robotics.mvla.net. The repository is now at https://robotics.mvla.net/svn/frc971 so use this until I tell you otherwise. Please note that the protocol has changed from svn to https. This protocol detail is important!
Here is how you change your copy of the frc971 files to use the new repository. All steps are important so pay attention.
This one is a bit different. Again start at the top of the archive. Here is an example showing how to switch the repository to use https://robotics.mvla.net/svn . The same holds for any part of the repository you may have.
If you have any problems, contact me and I will help you.
Michael can be reached by email at Michael.971web at Boardsailor.com and or by phone at (650) 965-8037 Home and (650) 604-1460 Work.