How do I download code using SVN/Tortoise from Google Code?


I just saw a really cool WPF twitter client that I think is developed by the Herding Code podcast guys HerdingCode called Witty. (or at least, I see a lot of those guys using this client). This project is currently posted up on Google Code.

Many of the projects on Google Code use Subversion as the version control system (including Witty). Having never used Subversion, I'm not sure what to do to download the code.

On the source page for this project (google code witty source) it gives the following instruction:

Non-members may check out a read-only working copy anonymously over HTTP.
svn checkout wittytwitter-read-only

I'm confused as to where I am supposed to enter the above command so that I can download the code.

I have installed SVN and Tortoise (which I know almost nothing about).

Thanks for any help or simply pointing me in the right direction.

...Ed (@emcpadden)

By : emcpadden


Right click on the folder you want to download in, and open up tortoise-svn -> repo-browser.

Enter in the URL above in the next window.

right click on the trunk folder and choose either checkout (if you want to update from SVN later) or export (if you just want your own copy of that revision).

After you install Tortoise (separate SVN client not required), create a new empty folder for the project somewhere and right click it in Windows. There should be an option for SVN Checkout. Choosing that option will open a dialog box. Paste the URL you posted above in the first textbox of that dialog box and click "OK".

See my answer to a very similar question here: How to download/checkout a project from Google Code in Windows?

In brief: If you don't want to install anything but do want to download an SVN or GIT repository, then you can use this:

This video can help you solving your question :)
By: admin