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1.What if I don't have a developer access ?

You can still submit patches to a project. In most SourceForge project sites, there is a “Patch” section where patches can be submitted.

2. How to get a developer access ?

First you need to register as a site user. Go to http://www.sourceforge.net/ and register.
You must contact one of the project administrators to give you developer access, you can request for this from the project page on sourceforge.

3 How to get latest information regarding the project ?.

Please go to the mailing list and subscribe to the appropriate mailing list to receive the latest happening in the project. You can also post your doubts and if possible help others to resolve their issues.
Also you can check the home page of the project on sourceforge to know the updates.

4. Where do I get the source code ?

The latest code can be downloaded from the project home page on the sourceforge website, in the summary section you will always find the latest code ready to be downloaded. Its a good idea to setup SVN if you are getting involved in development and coordinating with other developers.

5. How to use the SVN on sourceforge ?

More comprehensive tutorial refer to this link --> SVN

Software Required: These tools will help you in using svn
* TortoiseSVN - a Windows SVN client
* Official SVN Client (OPTIONAL: for those who prefer a command line client, though this guide will focus on using TortoiseSVN).

In Subversion, all your code is organized into folders within a repository.

1. Make sure you’ve been added as a developer to the project you're going to work on. A project administrator would have to do this.
2. In Windows Explorer go to the folder you wish to check the code out into.
3. Right click and select the SVN Checkout command:
This will bring up the following checkout dialog. You will need to know the url of the project’s repository. This should simply be https://{project unix name}.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/{project unix name}. The URL to the project’s trunk is typically located at https://{project unix name}.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/{project unix name}/trunk. Note that the url is “https” and not “http”.

Note that you only have to checkout the repository once. Afterwards you can run the update command to get changes committed by other developers. It's a good idea to do this before and after you make any changes.

After you've changed some files, their icons be marked with an orange arrow. To commit your changes, right click and select the Commit command. Please make sure to enter an informative comment.

If you add a new file to the project, you'll need to add it to Subversion and then commit it. To add a file, simply right click on it and select "TortoiseSVN | Add".