[Subclipse-users] Help getting started
From: Jeff Brewer <jeff_at_3brewers.org>
Date: 2006-01-24 04:04:06 CET
I thank you for your patience in advance. I'm a new user with a very spotty IT background and I need some help getting started. I'm trying to find/install/use a version control system on my desktop to help me as I build/maintain websites. I'm going to be the only one using it, and I'm going to use it only on my desktop. Subversion/subclipse seems to be just what I need. I have a very simple working knowledge of Microsoft Visual Source Save and Rational Clear Case (I can check in and out files and do simple version control) at work, but I have nothing like that at home. I have a windows xp machine and I use Eclipse.
I found an instruction on your site for installing the subclipse plugin into my eclipse IDE. I think I did that part OK as it seems to show me the right perspective options. I tried it out and figured the first thing to do was create a new repository, but when I tried to do this it asked me for a URL, and I have no idea what URL to use.
I think that I also need to install subversion. I downloaded subversion-1.3.0.zip and extracted it to my hard drive, but I don't know what else to do with it. I don't know how to install it or run it. I spent some time reading "the book" where it describes several command-line activities in the quick start section, but none of it makes much sense to me.
I'm sure there must be something embarrassingly obvious that I'm completely missing or overlooking. I'm very much hoping someone can point me to a document or resource where I can find some answers or help get me unstuck.
Thanks very much,
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