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Re: NT4 and subvserion

From: Ted Dennison <dennison_at_ssd.fsi.com>
Date: 2006-08-23 17:31:51 CEST

Sjoerd Tieleman wrote:
> *******
> What operating systems does Subversion run on?
> 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.
> ********
> So, it is claimed that Subversion will run on anything back to Win9x.
> But does that include NT4? I don't know. Supposedly if APR will run on
> that platform. But I think you will be left to your own devices to
> make it work.
Given the reasons listed, I don't see why it wouldn't work on NT4. It
could be that "limitation in Win9x's file locking support" is referring
to the old FAT filesystem rather than NTFS, in which case you may need
to make sure it uses an NTFS disk to store things on. More likely its
just referring to Win9x's subpar IPC API.

I'm using it on Win2K just fine. There are not all that many significant
differences between Win2K and NT4 where systems software is concerned,
so I'd think it would most likely work fine on NT4 as well. I could be
wrong, but that would be my working assumption. Win9x, on the other
hand, was internally very different. I would have been quite surprised
(and impressed) if it worked there.

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