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RE: RE: Linux prefered for running Subversion : call for testimonials

From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) <David.Bicking_at_thehartford.com>
Date: 2007-11-14 15:04:19 CET


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roth, Pierre [mailto:pierre.roth@covidien.com]
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : Marc Haisenko [mailto:haisenko@comdasys.com] Envoyé :
> mercredi 14
> > novembre 2007 14:20 À : users@subversion.tigris.org Cc :
> Roth, Pierre
> > Objet : Re: Linux prefered for running Subversion : call for
> > testimonials
> >
> > On Wednesday 14 November 2007, Roth, Pierre wrote:
> > > I would like then to compile into a single short document all the
> > > pro's for running the subversion server on a Linux machine.
> >
> > Well, I guess one good reason would be that SubVersion
> comes readily compiled for quite a lot of distributions, even
> with Apache support. So not only > would you NOT need to
> compile anything yourself, you might even get support from
> the distribution (I'm thinking about the enterprise editions
> of SuSE or > RedHat... but then I don't know whether they
> include SubVersion).
> > Marc
> ... Well, having a look at
> http://subversion.tigris.org/project_packages.html it seems
> that Windows binaries are available and there is a beautifull
> installer at http://www.visualsvn.com/server/ . So I think
> this is not one of the Linux pro's. Support for SVN isn't OS
> dependent and can be found on mailing list archives or forums
> : here again I don't think I can consider it as an objective
> Subversion + Linux pro's...

I have to agree with the other responses to this, too. We're ramping up Subversion here, using Windows. Use the OS your company knows. The only problem I see with Windows is the fact that NTFS is so slow and unwieldy for FSFS. The sharding in 1.5 will help, I'm told. Either way, unless you're a huge shop with lots of constant commits, you should not ever see a problem with it.

Setting up svnserve.exe as a service is a breeze (takes about 15 minutes, 12 of them figuring out the steps). Scripting can be in any language that runs on Windows. I just built a C# console app that works as an excellent pre_commit hook. You can schedule a nightly disk defrag and repository dump to a backed-up volume. While I prefer Linux on principle, it can be a square peg in a round hole at corporate establishments.

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