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Re: SVN as a versioning filesystem?

From: Kyle Kline <kyle.kline_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-10 16:15:12 CEST

I users have been using WebDrive (http://www.southrivertechnologies.com/)
for several months against a Windows/Apache/SVN-based DAV server with great
success. It maps a DAV store as a drive (like W:), and from that point, all
your programs can use it as a normal drive.


On 10/10/05, Alan Knowles <alan@akbkhome.com> wrote:
> 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
> Win2000
> * 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..
> Regards
> Alan
> 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?
> >
> >
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Received on Mon Oct 10 16:18:06 2005

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