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RE: How many folks run SVN on Windows Servers?

From: Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) <wadswore_at_fhu.disa.mil>
Date: 2004-06-14 16:48:21 CEST

> I was wondering how many folks run Subversion on
> Windows servers VS
> *NIX.
> I am in the process of trying to convince folks here
> that we need an
> RCS, this is a bit of a reach for most folks here though. I
> don't want to
> suggest SubVersion, only to find the Windows user community
> of SubVersion
> disappear.

When I started here, a year ago, there was no RCS at all. I got the team set
up with Subversion (on a Sun Solaris box, using apache), using Tortoise as
the client. The dev team has grown from 2-3 developers (who were barely
making do without a RCS) to around a dozen. We would totally die with a RCS.
It's absolutely wonderful.

Even the least technical members of our team are using it now (after a
little hand-holding), though there is one who occasionally forgets that
doing an "update" won't delete all her changes (though privately, sometimes
I wish it would...).

I think the most stable platform is a unix system under apache, though it is
certainly more complex to set up, especially if you have to build it all
from scratch, as I did. Now that it's up and running, though, it just humms
away. We've got an "svnadmin dump" running every morning as a cron job for
backups. Authentication works under apache, and Tortoise gives the users a
very nice GUI for using it.

It was suggested at one point that we install it on a Windows 2000 box, but
I protested. As you can tell from the other responses, the Windows solution
works. But I just sleep better at night with it running under UNIX. Call me
old-school, but UNIX was running multiple threads happy and stable back when
Windows 2.0 was a task-switching shell on DOS.

--- Eric

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Received on Mon Jun 14 16:55:27 2004

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