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RE: Subversion Platforms: WINDOWS OR AIX/UNIX?

From: Jason Jahn <JJahn_at_Signicast.com>
Date: 2004-08-06 15:30:58 CEST

I've used Apache2+mod_ssl on Windows before, and came across this site:


It contains compiled mod_ssl files, and they seem to be updated right away
for new versions.
Of course, you'll have to trust someone else's compiled module, but I've
never had any problem with them.

Still, I'd say its much easier to use Apache with SSL on a *nix platform.
But it can be done on Windows without touching any source code ;-)

Jason Jahn

-----Original Message-----
From: James Sears [mailto:JSears@clifford-thames.com]
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 8:02 AM
To: 'users@subversion.tigris.org'
Subject: RE: Subversion Platforms: WINDOWS OR AIX/UNIX?

If you want to use mod_ssl & Apache/svn on Windows then you'll have to build
it from source. As that's the only way I know (though others might know
differently) to reliably get hold of this particular module. So, at the
moment, I would dispute your second point.

-----Original Message-----
From: Darren_Enns@cwb.ca [mailto:Darren_Enns@cwb.ca]
Sent: 06 August 2004 13:24
To: 'users@subversion.tigris.org'
Subject: Subversion Platforms: WINDOWS OR AIX/UNIX?

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

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 :)



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