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Re: Which is better to use:(was Re: SVNServe / SSH)

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-04-17 04:23:38 CEST

On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 10:16 PM, Jeff Stuart wrote:

> Ok, which is better to use? Better as defined as easy to use, easy to
> secure, faster, less likely to cause corruption to repository, etc?
> ra_dav via Apache 2 and SSL or ra_svn via SSH?

"it depends (tm)"


easier to use? svnserve is considerably easier to set up than

easier to secure? do you already have ssh infrastructure? then ra_svn
over ssh would be pretty easy. if not, probably about equal IMHO.

faster? ra_svn is currently faster.

less likely to cause corruption? that's pretty much impossible to
answer. i mean if we knew one of them was definately able to cause
corruption, we'd have fixed it.

overall, ra_svn wins in simplicity and speed (at the moment anyway),
ra_dav wins in features (you can do a whole lot with apache if you
learn how) and in stability (it's had more people hammering on it for

all IMHO of course. try both out and see for yourself, just to be sure.


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