[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: SVN as a versioning filesystem?

From: Alan Knowles <alan_at_akbkhome.com>
Date: 2005-10-10 09:19:14 CEST

I've been using subversion+davfs2 for a few years now, and have had
brief goes at integrating it with windoze.

In general it works pretty will in a pure linux environment, however I
have come across these issues.

* Webfolders dont appear to allow you to mount the webdav folder as a
drive. (and getting the apache settings right is essential)
* Novels Netdrive (unavailable directly now - and looks like it has
licence issues) - is bugging and can crash WinXP, although seems OK on
* Sharing a davfs mounted drive via Samba does not appear to work.
(directory listings break etc.)
* Sharing a davfs mounted drive via FTP also has similar issues.

In general I gave up with windows and DAV based solutions, but would be
interested hearing other options too.

Other ideas included writing a filesystem backend driver for samba to
either use neon, or direct subversion lib calls..


On Mon, 2005-10-10 at 16:08 +1000, Carl Brewer wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm considering using subversion as a versioning filesystem
> for a bunch of mobile users with laptops and desktop machines - I
> use tigrisssvn on my machines to keep track of a bunch of
> spreadsheets and the like (inefficient, but disk is cheap ...),
> and I like it a lot, but I want to try and use it for some
> users who want transparent access to a filesystem (they're
> currently using samba, but I want to be able to keep
> versions around if possible - with a policy to determine
> what to keep versions of and what to just store unversioned)
> I know that it's possible to use a DAV server to work with
> windoze "my network places" folders, has anyone here any
> real-world experience with this sort of thing? Before I
> spend any great amount of time on it I'd like to know
> if I'll be able to make it a mostly transparent
> filesystem?

To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Mon Oct 10 09:21:28 2005

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.