Test Drive 
      - Installation 
      - Setting Up the Demo Repo 
        . Cloning a Remote Repo 
        . Cloning a Local Copy 
      - Pull Changes from a Parent 
      - Making Changes 
        . Checking out files 
        . Modifying and creating files 
        . Viewing Changes 
        . Committing Changes 
      - Using Revtool 
        . Launching Revtool 
        . Looking at a Changeset 
        . Looking at a file 
      - Merging Changes 
        . Pulling and Resolving a Conflict 
        . Merging a file 
        . Committing a Merge 
      - Pushing Changes Back to the Parent 
      - Extra Credit Work 
        . Checkout Modes 
        . File and ChangeSet Comments 
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Test Drive

Thank you for trying BitKeeper! The following test drive will walk you through the installation and use of BitKeeper in the day-to-day life of an average Windows developer. This test drive does not cover the more advanced topics of distributed source control but is instead meant as an introduction to life in BitKeeper on Windows.

This test drive covers the following topics:

The test drive makes it easy for you to follow along with what you should be doing by providing instructions in separate command boxes. These boxes will show you exactly what to do at each step of the test drive. The prompts you follow will be different depending on how you're running the test drive. They will look like this:

BitKeeper GUI prompt: When you see this, follow the instructions in the BitKeeper GUI

Windows GUI prompt: When you see this, follow the instructions in Windows Explorer.

Command Prompt: When you see this, follow the instructions at the open Command Prompt.


that any time you see a Windows command prompt throughout this test drive, the contents of that window may not look like what you see in your window. The output from BitKeeper changes from version to version, so what you see may not be exactly what is pictured in the test drive. As long as things don't look like an error, you should be ok.

If you're ready to get started, let's move on.

First Step: Installing BitKeeper on your system