You only need to register and request membership for a project if you
need write access on the wiki and repositories. Read access is
universal. You will not be able to access more material by registering.*
Also, subscribing to mailing lists is independent from OHR membership.
If you do think you need an OHR account, please contact Javier.Serrano
(insert a "@" here) cern.ch first.
If there really is a project that you need to have write access on (and
only then), you have to
register and then you should
ask the administrator of the project to give you access rights.
The repositories are used to store full hardware design information and
source files of firmware and software. Someone who likes to continue a
development should be able to check out a Repository and have all needed
information. Here are a couple of example policies currently used in OHR
projects for handling contributions:
When you enter the repository page of one project, you should now see a
"Checkout URL" link near the top-right corner of the page (You may find
a sample of that url on the OHR Support repository
If the link isn't showing, then the project administrator has configured
it so it doesn't show. Please contact your project administrator in that
Once you get hold of the svn repository, you should be able to checkout
If you are using linux/unix, you can checkout a repository by using the
svn checkout (svn co) command. You will need to have a subversion client
installed on your machine.
Here's an example for checking out ohr support's repository:
svn co http://svn.ohwr.org/ohr-support/
If you are using windows, you will need a svn client, too. We recommend
tortoiseSVN for windows users,
although there are other
If you have developer access to the project, you will be able to do
commits to its repository by using your ohwr.org username and password.
Otherwise, you will have read-only access. Please contact your project
manager if you need developer access.
Much like with the SVN repositories, the Git repositories are available
to everyone on read-only mode. There's a difference, though; git
repositories have two URLs; one for read-only access and another one
If you want to clone a git repository in read-only mode, you have to use
a command like the following: