Getting code libraries
The code in tools/ is kept under version control using Mercurial and is available to "clone" from code.googgle.com. You can easily find them there by searching for "uwcmg".
There are two main ways you could get the code:
1. On one of the linux machines like skua you would work from the command line:
2. On your mac, install the software SourceTree (free download), and then do File => New/Clone and then enter in the various boxes (for alpha on my mac as an example):
Then click "Clone"
Now you have a Working Copy that you can look at (and edit) in the usual way using the Finder or MATLAB or whatever. You can also look at it in SourceTree, which is where you find the power of working with version control.
To see if a repository owner (Neil or Parker) has made changes to the remote code, open up a bookmark, and then in the left hand pane click on "default" instead of "Working Copy" and then click on Update to get the changed code.
3. Need instructions for Windows...
NOTES for my own benefit on Adminstration stuff
STEP 1 in creating a new repository:
At code.google.com click on Create a new project and then fill in:
Then click on Create Project
Then on the project page go to Administer => Source => Reset and choose the option for "hg push" and then click on Reset Repository
Then copy the URL it generates (in the hg clone line) (* keep this page open)
STEP 2 in creating a new repository:
Start by opening SourceTree (on my mac), then click icons to Add Repository => Create Repository, and set the Destination Path by navigating to the directory where the code lives. Then click on the project to open it, and do Settings => Add, and here is where you paste in the URL from Google Code. Keep the name as "default"
Then click on Commit, and Select All, and add a comment and Commit, and finally Push which sends it to the Google Code repository.
NOTE: when I did this the first time I had to get an automatically generated Google Code password (the button is on the page at step *) and paste it in when SourceTree asked for it. But I didn't have to do it the next times, presumably because I had Keychain remember the password.
NOTE 2/14/2015: When I moved to a new computer, and new SourceTree, I had to refresh the Google code password. To do this (i) go to my Kaychain and remove the entry for code.google.com, and (ii) in Google code, go through the steps for Reset again (in STEP 1 above), ignoring the dire warnings. This will bring up a box that has a link to generate a new password. Click on it and get the password. Then in STEP 2 when you get to the Push step a dialog should come up asking for the new password that you just made.
Parker MacCready 02/17/2015