This wiki has been moved to https://github.com/SuperTux/wiki into the mediawiki branch.
SuperTux development is coordinated with the help of the Subversion version control system. In a nutshell, it's a file-storing facility that can be used by multiple users simultaneously, keeping track of changes and archiving old versions of files. You can find out more about Subversion in general on their homepage.
Getting the data (anonymous read-only access)
Anonymous read access to the repository is granted to everybody. Once you have installed Subversion, all you have to do to get your hands on the data is to use the following command:
svn checkout http://supertux.lethargik.org/svn/supertux/trunk/supertux
This will create a new directory named supertux which contains the latest versions of the SuperTux source code and data. Once this is complete, you can use
inside the supertux directory to update to the latest version in the repository. This will only download changed files to save bandwidth.
Locations inside the Subversion repository
Checking out the path above will get you all you need to contribute to SuperTux. However, if you don't want to check out the entire repository, you can just check out the pieces you need. For example, the media directory is notably large and it only necessary if you are working on sounds or graphics.
|http://supertux.lethargik.org/svn/supertux/trunk/media||Additional media files, including source files for audio and graphics|
|http://supertux.lethargik.org/svn/supertux/trunk/supertux||Latest SuperTux source|
|http://supertux.lethargik.org/svn/supertux/trunk/supertux-milestone1||SuperTux Milestone 1 source|
|http://supertux.lethargik.org/svn/supertux/trunk/supertux-editor||Official SuperTux level editor that runs under both Mono and MS .NET.|
|http://supertux.lethargik.org/svn/supertux/branches/supertux/0_3_x||SuperTux Milestone 1.9 branch|
There's a whole section about creating patches.
If you just want to browse through the source a bit, then you can use the Repository HTTP Interface which should work well with your web browser.
Developer SVN access
If you have submitted some good patches and want to get actively involved in the SuperTux project, contact us for write access to the repository. You will then have to issue the following command in the supertux directory:
svn switch --relocate http://supertux.lethargik.org/svn/supertux/trunk/supertux \ svn+ssh://<your_lethargik_username>@lethargik.org/home/supertux/svn/supertux/trunk/supertux
After running an
svn update to make sure everything went smoothly, you can start checking in your changes:
svn commit -m "Totally changed src/main.cpp to implement HTCPCP!"
If you only want to commit changes to some files, add their names to the end of the command.
Move from BerliOS
Contact sik0fewl to get developer access if you used to have it on BerliOS. Also sik0fewl is responsible for adding new developers (but other developers have to agree with it first).
When switching to the new SVN from BerliOS (using
switch --relocate) make sure to be on revision 4542 - NOT any later revision (else you will get a checksum error). You can use
svn update -r4542 to downgrade.
An Ubuntu repository for the SVN version of SuperTux exists as a Launchpad PPA To install SuperTux from this repository, add ppa:stownsend42/supertux-svn to your Software Sources, then install the supertux-svn package. At this time, new packages are only being built for lucid (10.04).
If you have layman set up, you may just grab my overlay although it includes just a few other things than the live supertux ebuild.