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Re: viability of subversion server on windows

From: Dave Neary <david_at_phenix.fr>
Date: 2004-11-09 10:41:02 CET


Branko ─îibej wrote:
> Scott Bradley wrote:
>> 1. Is there a comparable difference in scalability or quality of
>> service by
>> running it on Windows(2003)/Apache instead of Linux.
> Typically disk access tends to be a bit slower on Windows, but I doubt
> you'd notice it in day-to-day work. On the other hand, Windows doesn't
> have the issues with permissions in the repository that cause headaches
> on Unix. All in all, I'd guess the two are comparable. Althoug in
> fairness I must say that the SVN+Apache+Windows combination is less
> common, therefore less thorougly tested (by users in real life, that is).

I use this configuration, though without any large-scale deployments. I
don't use any hook scripts, and I use authz for access control to the

All I can say is, works fine for me.

>> 2. If windows is an ok platform, I would want to implement extensions.
>> As I
>> use C# and ASP.NET is there a path you can suggest(I notice you have Perl
>> and Python and Java bindings, would this be a matter of implementing
>> the C#
>> bindings - is there any plan of doing this, could I contribute? ) that is
>> most suited to this.
> Several people have asked about C# bindings, but as far as I know nobody
> is actually implementing them. It should be fairly easy, though; we
> already use SWIG for Python and Perl, and SWIG does support C#. There's
> also the SVNCPP wrapper, a C++ wrapper of the SVN libraries used by
> RapidSVN (http://rapidsvn.tigris.org/), that you could base your C#
> bindings on.

Todd Bermann blogged about this today:
http://www.softec.st/ClrProjects/wiki/SubversionSharp - although that
looks like the same link that Ben posted a while ago.


David Neary
Phenix Engineering
110 ave Jean Jaures, 69007 Lyon
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