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Re: docs about server setup

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:56:36 +0100

On 21 April 2011 19:15, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The TSVN docs contain a whole chapter on how to set up an Apache and
> svnserve SVN server on Windows. They weren't adjusted for a long time
> and I have my doubts whether they would still apply unchanged for the
> latest Apache version.
>
> The question is: do we really need that chapter? For one thing, TSVN is
> only a client and doesn't even ship with the server components. And then
> there are several easy installers available now which set up an SVN
> server on Windows, including tools to configure them.
>
> http://www.visualsvn.com/server/
> http://www.open.collab.net/products/subversion/whatsnew.html
> http://www.ubersvn.com/
>
> And I'm sure there are more.
>
> I suggest we remove that chapter from the TSVN docs and only put some
> links to those installers mentioned above somewhere in an appendix of
> the TSVN docs.
>
> Thoughts?

I'm all for cutting out unnecessary content as our docs appear
intimidating to some.

I agree that the Apache part is likely to have changed a lot since
that was written. The svnserve bit is likely to be OK still as
svnserve is pretty simple. That said, SASL is not that well supported.
It's pretty much like SAMBA drives for working copies - if it works
that's great, if it doesn't there is not a lot of help available.

We also have appendix G about setting up svn+ssh which has always
seemed a bit out of scope to me. My inclination is to migrate the
svnserve and svn+ssh to html web pages and keep them on our website as
reference pages, then replace the server setup part of our docs with
links to those and to the server installers that are now readily
available.

I'm also aware that I have been neglecting the docs for a while now
and I need to get back into it again. I'll try to take a look at this
in the next few days.

Simon

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