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Re: SVN on z/OS

From: Greg Ames <ames.greg_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:53:34 -0500

Hi Cristiano,

I did not finish porting svn to z/OS using EBCDIC. The subversion source
code intermixes native strings and characters with real UTF-8 and assumes
any random combination of those results in UTF-8. It would take maybe a
month of coding and testing to untangle it. But there is no point, for two

* someone has already ported svn to z/OS by avoiding EBCDIC using the
extended ASCII support: http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-11/0063.shtml

* you can use this Java svn client on z/OS: http://svnkit.com/ svnkit's
client can translate all the text files in a checkout to EBCDIC if you
want. Then you must be careful that every character of text in a non-z/OS
repository is in UTF-8 so it can translated easily.

Good luck,

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 3:24 AM, Cristiano Guadagnino <criguada_at_gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear Mr. Ames,
> I found a recent (may 2010) message of yours regarding the build of SVN
> client on z/OS.
> I am very interested in getting an SVN client on z/OS (we are using 1.11
> presently), so I'd like to know if you were successful and eventually if you
> would be so nice to share the binaries with me.
> Thank you in advance.
> Bye
> Cristiano Guadagnino
Received on 2010-11-09 16:54:11 CET

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