Tag Archives: Google Code

Moving Forward

So, in my post about my future, I mentioned all the things I wanted to start moving forward with; and, it’s been happening. I’m not sure exactly how great I am doing at it, but it is a move, at least, in the right direction. I’ve been filing a few bugs (well, just one so far) and making a few suggestions for WordPress. I’ve been attending a lot of dev meetings over IRC on numerous projects I’m interested in. I’ve also started (and contributed to) a number of open-source projects, including one that is from scratch, so I can learn the process. I even got the okay to go forward with Accolade (a project I’ve been working on at NMSU).

I mean, it’s not a lot. I still have a lot to learn. But, I was just thinking that it is a move in the right direction at least.

Setting up Ubuntu Server as a Virtual Machine (in Virtualbox) and using Subversion (svn) for the first time to checkout Google Code using shared folders

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In this screencast I explore using Subversion (svn) to checkout Google Code using Ubuntu Server in a virtual machine (using VirtualBox). The purpose of this screencast was two-fold.

  • First, I wanted to setup a Linux environment to use on Windows 7 for actual Linux stuff. As part of this I had to setup shared folders to the host operating system from the guest.
  • Second, I wanted to use Subversion (svn) to checkout some code (for the first time, for me).

So, in this screencast we will be:

  • Setting up a Virtual Machine and installing Ubuntu Server (10.10)
  • Setting up the required dependencies to install VirtualBox Guest Additions
  • Setting up VirtualBox Guest Additions and setting up and using shared folders on the host system
  • Installing and using Subversion (svn) to checkout some Google Code
  • Taking a snapshot in VirtualBox of our successful setup

This has been put in Code & Development because I will soon be using the virtual environment to run a local LAMP server (for a later screencast).