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) and maverick (10.10).
NOTE: THIS REPOSITORY IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED. NO NEW BUILDS WILL BE UPLOADED.
If anyone else would like to take up this project, please feel free to do so. If you need help, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
First add the public key to authenticate the repository by running the following:
wget -q https://supertux.lethargik.org/apt/supertux.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Then add the following to your repository sources (/etc/apt/sources.list or your favorite editor)
deb http://supertux.lethargik.org/apt VERSION contrib
Replace VERSION with your Debian version, e.g. lenny/squeeze/sid or stable/testing/unstable.
Finally, install the "supertux-svn" package.
If you have any problems with supertux on Gentoo or trouble understanding the instructions below, please contact binki on #supertux. He'll be glad to help if he can and to know that his ebuilds are useful ;-).
Get the Overlays
To install the latest and greatest development versions of supertux and supertux-editor, please grab my overlay. It includes a few other things than the live supertux ebuild, but if you're not running ~arch (you'll know if you are) this shouldn't affect your Gentoo installation. If you have any issues with the overlay itself, just contact binki or file a bug. To install my overlay, first set up layman. Make sure that the
mercurial useflags are set in
/etc/make.conf before emerging layman:
emerge -va layman
After layman is installed, it should print out instructions for modifying your
make.conf. This will enable portage to see ebuilds in layman-managed overlays. Recent versions of layman will suggest to add something lik the following to
Then, install the overlays. SuperTux and its dependencies are spread between my overlay and the somewhat more official Sunrise User Overlay.
layman -f -a ohnobinki -a sunrise
Unmask and Emerge
Then, add the necessary package (dependencies of supertux and supertux itself) to
package.keywords doesn't exist, you may create it in
/etc/portage. Deposit the following lines into this file:
dev-libs/findlocale dev-libs/tinygettext games-arcade/supertux dev-games/supertux-editor
Now just emerge supertux and/or supertux-editor :-)
emerge -va supertux supertux-editor
If you are brave and want builds straight from SVN, place
** after the supertux and supertux-editor packages in
games-arcade/supertux ** dev-games/supertux-editor **