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Re: easiest version of linux for subversion

From: Grant Rettke <grettke_at_acm.org>
Date: 2006-09-11 17:43:41 CEST

Subversion runs extremely well on Windows. I use Ruby and Perl
scripts for hooks and backups. It "just works".

Quoting Jeff Marder <jeff.marder@yahoo.com>:

> 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 <fgatwork@verizon.net>
> To: cto@object-universe.com
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 10:00:19 AM
> Subject: Re: easiest version of linux for subversion
>
> 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
>
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