How to download the whole SAASS repository
The use of a GUI for SVN and the steps for creating a local copy of the repository is shortly explained
The SAASS repository is handled via SVN (SubVersioN is a system for handling software projects).
It is not necessary to know the whole set of SVN commands for working with the system. The best solution is to use a GUI for SVN, the simplest GUIs I know are "Tortoise" for Windows (http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads) and "kdesvn" for Linux (use your software manager to install it). "Tortoise" and "kdesvn" are integrated in the explorer of the system and their functioning is quite close.
Using Tortoise/kdesvn you have to do the following:
1: Install Tortoise/kdesvn in your PC (the PC should be restarted in Windows)
2: Create in your PC an empty directory (e.g. c:\SAASS, ~/SAASS)
3: Click with the right button of your mouse on the icon of the just created directory. A contextual menu appears (If you are using "kdesvn" in Linux, when clicking with the right button on the icon of the directory, go to Actions > Subversion ... etc).
4: Select "Checkout"
5: Introduce as URL of the repository: svn://sonne.cpfs.mpg.de/saass
6: Click on OK
That’s all! You have just created a copy of the SAASS repository in your PC.
From now, you just have to use "update" for getting the latest version, or "commit"
for sending modifications.