The Spartan Robotics SVN repository is hosted on svn.frc971.org. Subversion (SVN) is version control system. The 971 repository has all sorts of files including CAD and source code from the curent season and seasons back to the 2004 season. The svn.frc971.org server is a debian linux computer that was configured by and is maintained by Stephan and Michael. Stephan and Michael 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 10 machines to download and work with the 971 repository. TortoiseSVN is available for download at http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads . As of 7/25/2020, 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 7/25/2020, the current version is 1.14.0. I suggest downloading the most recent version.
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 2020 Spartan Robotics 971 repository, install TortoiseSVN, make a folder to work in like SpartanRobotics2020, move into it, right click on the background, left mouse click on "SVN Checkout ...", enter https://svn.frc971.org/svn/frc971/2020/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 2020. Change this for a differnet year.
If you are a Unix/Linux user or Windows Command line person, use "svn co https://svn.frc971.org/svn/frc971/2020/trunk" from the command line or its equivalent. Download svn with "apt-get install subversion", build it from source, or do whatever you usually do to install packages on your Linux machine.
To download the entire archive (you probably don't need all of this), make an appropriately named directory and check out https://svn.frc971.org/svn/frc971 .
As of July 25, 2020, a local working copy of the 2020 part of Spartan Robotics frc971 repository uses 3 GBytes and takes an hour to download on my home DSL connection. Downloads in the MVHS 971 lab are often times much faster thanks to the school's high speed internet connection.
If TortoiseSVN is hanging when you are checking in SolidWorks parts and assemblies, make the following changes using regedigt to fix this. It seems like recent versions of TortoiseSVN and SolidWorks are working fine without making this change. So upgrading to the newest version of TortoiseSVN might also fix this problem.
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://svn.frc971.org/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.