Create a new repository
  • 05 Jul 2022
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Create a new repository

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Article Summary

The first thing you'll need to do to get your electronics design project in AllSpice Hub is create a new repository. In general, each design (PCBA) should have its own repository.

Step-by-step guide

0. Open a new repository

To get started, navigate to your dashboard and select New Repository in the top right. This will open a new page where you'll be able to configure your new repository.


1. Set the owner

If you are part of an organization you should make the organization the owner so that teams will have appropriate access to the new repository. Set yourself as the owner only if you do not intend to share with your team initially. This setting can be changed in repo settings later.

2. Repository name

Name your repository using only alphanumeric, dash ('-'), underscore ('_') and dot ('.') characters.

3. Visibility

By default you should set visibility as private. This will allow only teams and organization members access to the new repository if they have been granted permissions in the organizations settings. Members can also be granted direct access in repository settings after the repository is created.

If the owner in step 1 above is set to your organization, unchecking "Private" will have different behaviors depending on how organization visibility is set:

  • Visibility Private (default): All users in an organization can view the repository content.
  • Visibility Limited: Anyone with an AllSpice login can view the repository content.
  • Visibility Public: Anyone can view the repository content.

If the owner above is set to your username, unchecking "Private" will allow anyone to view the repository content. If you do this, we strongly suggest adding an open-source license below.

4. Template

If you or your organization have any repository templates you can select one here to automatically populate the initial settings and content in the repository.

To create a new template for your organization, follow our How to create a repo template guide.

If you select a template here you can skip to step 12 of this tutorial.

5. Issue Labels

Here you can select an initial set of labels you can later apply to issues you create. You can select the default group, which is a pre-created set of hardware labels. These can be further configured in organization settings.

6. Gitignore

A .gitignore file will tell Git what files and folders it can ignore in a directory. If you are using Altium, type and select Altium from the list to use AllSpice's pre-populated .gitignore. This .gitignore prevents file types that don't need to be revision-controlled, like previews, temporaries, or assembly exports, from bloating your repository. You can view and edit this later after you have created the repository.

If you will be adding C-code or other firmware to this repository, you can add those as well.

7-10. License, README, Default Branch, and Signature Trust Model

Unless you are an advanced user, the following setting can be left at default. You can find more information on these settings in the description.

11. Template

Only check "template" if you intend to use this repository only as a template to create new repositories from. Visit our guide on how to create repo templates to learn more.

12. Create

After reviewing all your new repository configurations, click the green Create Repository button at the end. This will take you to your new repo's file page, where you can see an overview. From there, you can access the settings to make any changes, or continue to clone it locally.

Repository Overview

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