Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to download eXpand source code from google subversion

After some requests I am going to give any info required to get eXpand’s source code from Google code.

First you are going to need a Subversion Client. I am using the free  TortoiseSVN client on both 32 and 64bit environments without any problems.

In fact it is very easy to use . After you install it just right click inside any directory in your windows explorer and you are going to see some more entries on the popup menu


for getting a read-only copy of expand click on the SVN Checkout menu entry and paste

http://expandframework.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ on the popup window


and you are going to have all the source code to your disk.

Contributing your code.

For those that never use an svn client before I suggest to download and use up to trial end (or you can buy it of course if you like it ) http://www.visualsvn.com/visualsvn/download/

VisualSVN is a visual studio add-on that provides seamless integration with subversion server

just do a checkout from within your studio


paste again http://expandframework.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ at the popup window


and eXpand will open inside your visual studio

Your Solution explorer will now have a orange/green circle before each file. Orange means modified file and Green means unchanged file


at any time you can commit your changes (orange files) to Google subversion by


or update your copy with any changes made at Google subversion by


or revert any changes you make at your local copy at your hard disk


Tortoise has endless command but those above is the most often used. You can accomplish the above and much more using the free TortoiseSVN from explorer


It is very easy to do it!!!! Just try it.


To contribute your code you have to contact me so I can make a review on it , and If its good you are on the team

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  1. In terms of a free solution that integrates with Visual Studio, I suggest checking out ankhsvn (http://ankhsvn.open.collab.net/). From what I can tell it is similar to VisualSVN, however it is open source and free :D

  2. I have a problem from SVN (see below). Can you help me ? :

    Checkout from http://expandframework.googlecode.com/svn/trunk, revision HEAD, Fully recursive, Externals included
    OPTIONS of 'http://expandframework.googlecode.com/svn/trunk': Could not read
    status line: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.

  3. do the problem remain or its fixed? probably connectivity issue

  4. Yes maybe connectivity problems. I will try it from home. I will let you know. Thank you !