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Subversion Platforms: WINDOWS OR AIX/UNIX?

From: <Darren_Enns_at_cwb.ca>
Date: 2004-08-06 14:23:30 CEST

One of the recent postings got me wondering about the percentages of folks
installing/using Subversion on different platforms.

I am still involved in a 'proof of concept' project involving Subversion.
When we found out that a precompiled/prepackaged version of Subversion was
available for Windows, but only 'source' for AIX, it was immediately
decided that we would use the Windows version -- despite my mild protests
that I was personally much more familiar with AIX/Unix (and writing
scripts, etc.).

When I was also told that any 'production' Subversion server would have to
be a brand-new independent Windows box, I became even more convinced that
simply 'piggybacking' on an existing AIX box would be easier to manage
(and 'cheaper'!).

However, I was overruled because it was perceived that:

1) A lot more people are using Subversion on Windows that are on AIX (so
better support)
2) We would never have the hassles/risks of installing/upgrading
Subversion on Windows (since binaries (not source) are provided)

I don't think I can argue against either of these points, but I wondered
if the users in this forum can confirm or challenge these ideas?

In the meantime, I have at *least* figured out how to send email from
Windows NT using a 'post-commit' hook -- it would have taken me a lot less
time to do this in AIX :)


Received on Fri Aug 6 14:26:40 2004

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