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Re: MySQL Backend

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-01-19 13:48:55 CET

On Jan 19, 2006, at 12:37, Richard Lainchbury wrote:

> Maybe an answer would be a php extension that can interact with
> subversion to allow repositories to be controlled more easily.

To merely administer a Subversion repository, no special extension is
required. One can simply write a normal PHP web site to do that. One
can simply call the Subversion command-line client, or there are some
language bindings available which purport to be faster. Several
people have already made such web-based admin kits for Subversion
(not just in PHP, but in other languages as well). I myself was going
to do so, and may yet continue with the project, if I find enough
spare time and motivation. (I have a somewhat less dismal view of PHP
than our dear Mr. Anderson.)

> I would still like to use Subversion on a proper server (and not on my
> home line) as it would be faster, and i wouldn't have to leave my
> computer on. However, I don't feel that I should have to buy/own a
> server to do this.
> Making it easier for hosting companies to offer subversion as a
> service would be nice a feature of subversion.

There are many hosting companies offering Subversion hosting; there's
a partial list of them on the Subversion web site. It's not hard for
a provider to offer Subversion hosting through Apache. All that's
needed is DAV support (which is part of the default Apache install
IIRC) and the mod_dav_svn extension, and then some Apache directives
which are well-documented both in the book and on this mailing list.
Of course, Apache 2 is required, and many hosters still rely on
Apache 1.3, but there comes a time when people should just move

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