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Re: easiest version of linux for subversion

From: Grant Rettke <grettke_at_acm.org>
Date: 2006-09-11 17:09:43 CEST

Quoting Frank Gruman <fgatwork@verizon.net>:

> cto@object-universe.com wrote:
>> 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
>> responses.
>> Cheers,
>> 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.
> Regards,
> Frank

I second that. The Subversion development team has done an amazing job
in their Windows support. Yes, it is written in C; but that doesn't
mean they have to actually support it. God bless them.

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