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Re: easiest version of linux for subversion

From: Mark Lacas <junk_at_stuffthis.net>
Date: 2006-09-11 23:39:36 CEST

Any idea of when Subersion 1.4.0 will appear in Mac Ports?
The latest I see is 1.3.2.
Thanks,
ml

On Sep 11, 2006, at 2:13 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Sep 10, 2006, at 18:39, 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.
>
> Since nobody has mentioned it yet, I'll put in my 2 for Mac OS X.
> You'd need to buy a Mac, but a Mac mini is not very expensive
> considering what you get, and it already has a fully-functioning
> and auto-updating OS installed on it with an award-winning and easy-
> to-use GUI, so all you'd need to worry about is installing
> Subversion, which is also painfully easy if you use a package
> manager like MacPorts [1]. Just download the MacPorts disk image
> and run the installer, then run "sudo port install subversion" and
> you've got Subversion. If you wanted to serve your repository with
> Apache 2, instead run "sudo port install subversion +mod_dav_svn"
> to also get Apache 2 and the mod_dav_svn module. To keep up to
> date, periodically (monthly?) run "sudo port selfupdate" and then
> "sudo port -u upgrade outdated" to receive new versions of any of
> your installed ports and the MacPorts base system.
>
> There are of course other ways to install Subversion on Mac OS X,
> including handy Installer packages that don't require the whole
> MacPorts infrastructure, but I don't think they offer Apache as
> well, and in any case you're then responsible for noticing updates
> yourself, whereas MacPorts makes that as easy as two commands,
> which you could even shove into a crontab if you like, mailing you
> the output so you know when things were upgraded.
>
> Mac OS X is of course Unix under the hood (similar to FreeBSD) so
> if you wanted to play with that kind of an operating system, you
> could still do that on a Mac.
>
>
> [1] http://www.macports.org
>
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