Frank does make an excellent point here. As much as I despise Windows there is really nothing wrong with running Subversion on it. I don't know that it would be such a great idea on a P2 300 with 128 MB RAM, but if you can get a better machine it's certainly worth considering.
----- Original Message ----
From: Frank Gruman <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 10:00:19 AM
Subject: Re: easiest version of linux for subversion
> My company is trying to set up a Linux server
> specifcally to hold a subversion source code
> repository, and therefore at the moment we have
> complete freedom. All that is set is the (somewhat
> underpowered) box we intend to use. I will admit that
> we all are primarily Windows programmers although I
> did put myself through grad school as a unix sysadmin
> (I am not admitting how long ago that was).
> I know that subversion is compatible with many
> versions of Linux. I was wondernig given an open
> choice whether there are some that would be especially
> easy to install. The target hardware is a 300 MHz
> Pentium II with 128 MB of RAM. Our current source
> code repository is also somewhat small but we are a
> distributed programming group and trying to stay in
> sync via emailed zip files is not working very well.
> I also have a local SourceSafe but, to be blunt, even
> though I have used it extensively it is not my
> favorite system. We desperately need a more powerful
> system available to all our programmers.
> Thanks for any help. Please copy me directly on
> Lyman Hurd
> Object Universe
As much as it makes me <choke> to say this - why not just run Subversion
on a Windows box? If you are not familiar with managing a Linux server,
is now the right time to start?
If you are looking to start, my flavor of choice is SUSE. I use the
free, open source flavor at home for my projects there, and my work
repository is hosted on a SLES installation.
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Received on Mon Sep 11 17:44:36 2006