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Re: Evaluating SVN software

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-06-28 22:33:40 CEST

On 6/28/2006 4:29 PM, Srinivasan, Gopinath wrote:
>
> The Subversion server (i.e., the repository side) is the same, except
> that it will not host
> a Berkeley DB repository on Win9x platforms (Win95/Win98/WinME), because
> Berkeley DB has shared-memory segment problems on Win9x.

Windows 2000 is based on NT, not on Win9x. This doesn't apply to you.

Duncan Murdoch

>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rooneg@gmail.com [mailto:rooneg@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Garrett
> Rooney
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:28 PM
> To: Srinivasan, Gopinath
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Evaluating SVN software
>
> On 6/28/06, Srinivasan, Gopinath <gsrinivasan@cbisonline.com> wrote:
>> Subversion is written in ANSI C and uses APR, the Apache Portable
>> Runtime library, as a portability layer. The Subversion client will
>> run anywhere APR runs, which is most places. The Subversion server
>> (i.e., the repository side) is the same, except that it will not host
>> a Berkeley DB repository on Win9x platforms (Win95/Win98/WinME),
>> because Berkeley DB has shared-memory segment problems on Win9x. FSFS
>> repositories (introduced in version 1.1) do not have this restriction;
>
>> however, due to a limitation in Win9x's file-locking support, they
>> also don't work in Win9x.
>>
>> To reiterate, the Subversion client can be run on any platform where
>> APR runs. The Subversion server can also be run on any platform where
>> APR runs, but cannot host a repository on Win95/Win98/WinMe.
>
> Nothing in that says it doesn't work on windows 2000... You can find
> instructions for setting up a repository in the documentation, it's just
> the same as running on any other version of windows...
>
> -garrett
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