Installing MacOS, Linux or Unix Subversion client

SyncroSVN Setup Instructions

Setup the repository browser

  • Download and install SyncroSVN
  • Start SyncroSVN
  • In the provided menu select Repository > New Repository Location
  • Within the "Add SVN Repository" window prompt, type the following address: https://svn.admin.uillinois.edu/svn/<RepositoryName> and select "OK"
  • The next screen may prompt for authentication credentials(If you had not provided them earlier). Provide your Enterprise Application Service user name and password. Check the "Store authentication data" check box to ensure that will only be prompt once
  • After clicking "OK" the repository browser will appear in the left pane and you may begin navigating the Subversion repository

Checking Out a Directory

  • Create a new folder on your local hard drive to check out a portion of the repository to (ex. "/Users/user1/LocalSVN")
  • Start SyncroSVN
  • Within the Repository Pane navigate to the location in the repository that you would like to checkout
  • Right click on the location to check-out and select "Check Out..."
  • The URL field should be populated with the location that you selected to check out: (ex. https://svn.admin.uillinois.edu/svn/<RepositoryName>)
  • In the "Folder:" field within the "Target" area, enter the location of your local directory to checkout the selected portion of the repository to. (ex. "/Users/user1/LocalSVN/<RepositoryName>/scratch")
  • Use the "Depth" drop down field to select whether to checkout everything under the target location or just the first level of files and/or directories. The default level is "Fully recursive" which will checkout every file and directory that exists under the target directory. In most cases this is the level you will want to checkout with
  • Select "OK"
  • The next screen may prompt for authentication credentials(If you had not provided them earlier). Provide your Enterprise Application Service user name and password. Check the "Store authentication data" check box to ensure that will only be prompt once
  • After clicking "OK" the SyncroSVN client will begin checkout out the requested location to your local machine