Archive for August 15th, 2006

Source control using subversion on Apple Mac OS X Tiger

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Although I am not a programmer, in many occasions, I found myself in the position of writing all kinds of codes. Programming is actually quite fun, ‘coz making things work makes me happy :P

However, several months ago, my work computer had a power surge while a LABVIEW code was running. The program got trashed due to a bug in LABVIEW! I had a backup, but it was from several months earlier. This event made me think what I should do to prevent such things happen again. One thing is to do backups more often, and the other solution is to set up source code control, so that I can track all the changes, etc.

Anyway, I looked into setting up SVN on the Mac, and the following documentation from Apple’s website turns out to be very useful.