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Re: Future of svnserve

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-05 23:19:56 CEST

"Marc Strapetz" <marc.strapetz@smartcvs.com> writes:
> I also didn't mean to treat svnserve as second-class citizen. I hope to find
> out whether the community (including users) favours one kind of server. I
> have a quite clear picture of where I would personally use svnserve, but I
> can't estimate the potential of the combination WebDAV/DeltaV/SVN. From what
> I read in your book, it sounds promising, because version control could
> spread to users, which normally would not make use of such technologies ...
> Do you expect both servers to be equally well accepted (at least for the
> medium-term)? No mod_dav_svn/apache hype, administrators refusing to open
> the svnserve-port, etc.?

No formal survey has been taken, as far as I know. But my impression
from watching the users@ and dev@ list is that it really is about
50/50. I would expect that to continue; and yes, expect both to be
equally well accepted.

> As I wrote, we are evaluating pros and cons of developing a pure java client
> library -- and the number of users is the ultimate argument. From this point
> of view, which protocol would you suggest to start with?

I don't think there's any obvious guidance to give here; one would
have to say "both" :-). Flip a coin, I guess.


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