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Re: [Subclipse-dev] JavaHL, JavaSvn, Command Line Interface; the way ahead?

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-10-12 00:57:51 CEST

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, JP Fiset wrote:
> * Command Line Interface: There are a number of posts that suggest
> to stay away from it because they claim it is buggy.

I'd like to point out that the commandline interface is absolutely the best
option for SvnAnt users, since it will often require zero additional
installation and configuration. JavaSVN's fairly critical licensing issues
aside, its lack of ra_local (e.g. file://) repository access is a fairly
large problem, especially in certain classes of SCM environment. Though
Sleepycat Software does offer Java bindings [1] to BerkeleyDB, it's not
clear whether these require native libraries (these are separate from their
pure Java BDB implementation).

SvnAnt currently has a large automated test suite with good coverage for
the commandline client.

[1] http://sleepycat.com/products/db.shtml
Received on Wed Oct 12 08:57:51 2005

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