Re: Windows over linux
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2011a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:37:12 -0600
On Jan 25, 2011, at 02:43, Oliver Marshall wrote:
> As far as subversion is concerned, is there any reason to go for one OS over another when setting up a new subversion server? Are any of the hooks or features OS dependant?
A Subversion server should run well on pretty much any OS. I recommend you use the operating system you are most comfortable administering, because when you have problems, you will not want lack of knowledge of the operating system to compound them.
If you are equally proficient with all OSes and have no preference, you might want to choose a UNIX-like OS, because many hook script examples will be written assuming that is what you are running. Some may be written in Bash, for example. If you are proficient in writing scripts for windows (batch scripts, or perl, ruby, php, python, etc.) and you feel confident in your ability to translate a Bash script into another language for use on Windows, or if you don't plan to use hook scripts, then using Windows should be no problem.
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