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Re: easiest version of linux for subversion

From: Shaun Johnson <shaun.johnson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-11 17:58:43 CEST


A copy of Windows 2000 Pro should run okay on that box, but adding a little
memory would help big time. It would also be a smart choice to dedicate this
box to only running SVN.

If you go with Linux check out DSL (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/). It's
extremely lean and will run fine with only 128MB of memory. It can be
installed to the disk drive and behaves like Debian.


On 9/10/06, cto@object-universe.com <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
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