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Re: Why Cygwin? (was Apparent bug: svn client I/O problems under cygwin terminal)

From: Roland Schwingel <Roland.Schwingel_at_onevision.de>
Date: 2004-01-08 10:36:39 CET


"Jostein Chr. Andersen" <jostein@josander.net> wrote on 08.01.2004
> Hi,
> I have one question: -Why do somone use Subversion/Cygwin?
> I'm just curious. I can't really see any advantages here.
IMHO there are advantages. We use it here as well. It is to have a
unix-like environment over all platforms. To make scripts and makefiles
working on all platforms giving eg. unique pathes everywhere so there is no
custumization needed in the environment for a certain platform. So I also
compile svn (as client) on cygwin and deploy it as plugin here (we use a
modified cygwin version for inhouse development, where I have implemented
an easy plugin mechanism to update certain packages, eg. when I update the
subversion server (which runs on linux) to a new version of subversion I
also build a matching version of the plugin, which then gets installed on
the clients).

My experience with cygwin and svn (compiled for cygwin) is, it works. But
has some (slight) problems here and there. Eg. is slower compared to the
native version, and sometimes tends to fail on checkout/update for really
big folders of my repos. This is likely to be a cygwin problem. It does not
happen often but sometimes.


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