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From: Mark Grosberg <mark_at_nolab.conman.org>
Date: 2004-01-08 22:24:19 CET

Steve wrote:

> system. We currently use Red Hat for most of our development desktops
> and servers. As redhat is changing its support model we are looking to
> switch to a new Linux distribution. Is there a preferred distribution
> for supporting Subversion? We want to minimize the maintenance in

I can tell you that we use Gentoo and have had very good luck getting SVN
running on it. We compile SVN ourselvs and don't use packages though. In
general, we just seem to have good luck with Gentoo.

As an aside, we also use XFS for our repositories. It seems to be quite
fast at dealing with writing BDB log files (for a journalled FS).

To minimize overhead we have scripts that make re-installing a newer SVN
pretty easy. Once you get the scripts setup it isn't so bad and you don't
have to wait for packages.

>Also, is anyone working with a good subversion client on MacOSX?

We use the command line for Mac OS X for now.

Mark G.
 - A few hours sleep this week would help. I'm not even sure if this
   e-mail is coherent. :-)

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