Slicer3:Contributing codes to Slicer3
The goal of this page is to give quick instructions on how to download Slicer3 from the Subversion Control (SVN) server, and contribute code by committing changes back to SVN. More general instructions for developers are available here.
If you are interested in contributing to Slicer3, please contact the slicer-devel mailing list with information about what you have in mind.
Also, consider using the extension mechanism to prototype new functionality.
See also this information on using git's interface to svn for slicer3 development.
How to obtain Slicer 3 code from SVN
The Slicer3 svn repository sits on a server at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. You can check out code to your local machine by:
svn co http://svn.slicer.org/Slicer3/trunk Slicer3
You don't need to obtain an account discussed below if you don't intend to commit code back to the sever, but we enthusiastically invite you to do so.
How to commit code
First, fill this form and under Comment type Request password for Slicer. Once you have write access to SVN, you can work with the repository using the following commands:
To update your local copy from the repository:
To check the current state of your local copy:
To check the current state compared to the repository:
svn -u status
To add a new file, first register it with the repository:
svn add filename
and then (very important):
svn commit -m "ENH: Adding a new file for X" filename
To remove a file:
svn remove filename
To rename a file:
svn move oldfilename newfilename
If the update results in a conflict, fix the file first before commiting it.
Once you have fixed the file:
svn resolved filename
GUI tools for easy SVN handling
It is handy to use a GUI tool for SVN. I particulary like a cross-platform GUI tool called RapidSVN.