What is GTalkabout?

  This is a graphic interface tool based on subversion. It helps programmer with revision control and allows them to review their codes. It is an integrated XMPP client that lets programmer across the world connect to each other through internet or intranet.

How to create and configure

  Creating A Local Repository And Adding Into It

Let's begin with a simple example. Press the "My Local Project" button.

You will see this screen. In the Work Path, enter a folder path or create a new folder. For example, you can write D:\projects\test, and this folder will be created. Press OK.

It will take you to the main window. Here you can see the revision controlled root directory in the Workpath panel (on the left). You'll notice a blue bar with a scroller at the bottom. It's called the Repository Navigate Bar or the Repository Browse Bar.

Open the Windows Explorer. Add something in the folder you created (D:\projects\test). Let's name it example.txt. Let's also create a folder named "example".

Let's return to the program now. In the Workpath panel on the left, you'll see two entities with question marked icons. Question mark means that the entity is unversioned. To move to the right, use the Repository Navigator bar.

You'll see another interface. The Repository and Workpath panels will disappear, and you'll see the Commit panel.

Now we can add the example folder and example.txt file in our repository. Make sure that the check boxes in the Commit panel on the left are checked. You'll notice that now the icons have "plus" symbols instead of question marks. You can type a revision message. We have used "Commit test". Press the Commit button.

Once you press the Commit button, the Repository and Workpath panels will appear again. The Repository Navigate bar will change as well. On the right side in the Recording panel, you'll see the change log. It will list the revision number, author, date, and the message you entered.

Changes in the Repository Navigate bar:

The blue ring would move to the right. This means the Workpath has been revised.

There will be a red flag on the left. It shows two different revisions. Once you commit, you'll see a thumb. In our example, the flag is for revision 1 and the thumb is for revision 2. The Repository panel will show the difference in revision 1 and revision 2.