Discussion in 'Script Releases' started by Amadeus, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. Amadeus

    Amadeus The Maestro Staff Member

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    isxGames now offers a public SVN (respository) for scripts released for Vanguard. This means that there is now an easy way for you to download and stay up-to-date with scripts without having to download everything individually from the message boards. (So, for those of you that are new, this is a true blessing!)

    How It Works

    SVN stands for "Sub Version Control" and basically is a means by which documents (of any sort) can be stored online and easily accessed by multiple users. Moreover, it makes for a very easy way for multiple authors to work on the same files(so, if more than one person is working on EQ2Bot, for example, they can make edits/changes as they wish.) What this means for the typical user is that you will always have a means by which you can click on "Update" and update all of your scripts to the latest versions that have been uploaded by the authors.

    Yes, it's very nifty as you'll see :)


    Instructions

    • First, make sure that you have ISXVG installed properly.
    • Download Tortoise SVN from the internet at http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads. Then, install it and reboot your computer.
    • Using Windows Explorer, decide on a folder on your computer that you wish to store things that you download from the SVN. For example, I might create a folder C:\ISXVGScripts\. Truthfully though, it could be anywhere you want as long as it's not going to confuse you by being too similar to your InnerSpace folders.
    • In Windows Explorer, go that new (empty) folder you created and right click your mouse in it. Once the 'right click' menu pops up, select the option "SVN Checkout"
    • When the next window opens, use the following settings:
    Code (Text):

    URL of Repository:  http://svn.isxgames.com/isxScripts/Vanguard%20(LavishScript)
    Checkout Directory: (Leave as it is by default!)
     
    • Then click OK (you do not need to mess with the other settings.)
    • [NOTE: Copy the URL above exactly...including the part in parenthesis!]

    Once the download has completed, then copy the "Scripts" and "Interface" folders directly to your main InnerSpace directory (merging/overwriting the folders that are already there.) Then, any time you want to update your files, simply use your Windows Explorer to go to the directory you created (the one that contains the files that were downloaded from SVN), RIGHT CLICK on that folder, and select the option "SVN Update" ..and copy them over!


    Additional Notes

    • Many of the scripts released on the forums will come with a .zip file that you can place directly into your /innerspace/Scripts directory and "SVN Update" there directly (the release thread for each script will explain in detail.) The instructions above are for more of the "generic" scripts that do not belong to major packages such as VGCraft, etc.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  2. Amadeus

    Amadeus The Maestro Staff Member

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    February 1, 2009
    Due to a new feature in ISXVG, some scripts may now have their entire directory structure within a subdirectory of /Scripts (ie, /Scripts/MyScript). When scripts are released in this fashion, it is perfectly acceptable to copy the subdirectory tree (as a "SVN" directory) to your /innerspace/Scripts folder and update it from there with a right click (ie, avoiding the need to copy files.) Scripts released in this fashion should include a .zip file in their release thread with the subdirectories needed that already contain the .svn directory that marks it as an "SVN" directory. While this may sound somewhat complex right now, it's actually a much more elegant solution.
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    Amadeus The Maestro Staff Member

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    Re: Official Script Repository -- READ THIS FIRST

    August 9, 2013
    I have edited the instructions on the first posting in this thread to reflect the change to the svn repository location (it is now "svn.isxgames.com" instead of "www.isxgames.com".) If you have isxScripts already checked out on your computer, then all you need to do is right click on the folder in windows explorer and choose "TortoiseSVN->Relocate" and change it from "www.isxgames.com" to "svn.isxgames.com".
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