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Re: Required reqistration

From: Quinn Taylor <quinntaylor_at_mac.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 11:02:43 -0600

On Aug 6, 2008, at 10:29 AM, Marc Haisenko wrote:

> On Wednesday 06 August 2008, Bjørn Bouet Smith wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I just want to say that it sucks big time that I have to register @
>> collab.net if I want to download binaries for subversion.
>> Way to go on opensource.
>> /bjorn

The source is still open. I guess I really don't understand the big
deal with registering. I guess some people are very protective about
giving any information, but for goodness' sake, get yourself a junk
address you only use for site registrations. If you don't have one
already, it doesn't make much sense why registering is a big deal at

> You don't need to. You assume that collab.net's binaries are the
> "official"
> ones, but there arent.
> You can grab SubVersion binaries from different places as well. I'm
> assuming
> you're talking about Windows. Try Turtoise SVN, you will likely need a
> SubVersion client with GUI ;-)
> http://turtoisesvn.tigris.org

It's TortoiseSVN, by the way.


> But as you already noted that it's open source, you can also just
> grab the
> source and compile it :-)
> Marc Haisenko

Exactly. Binaries are provided by convenience. Personally, registering
for free with the main company that funds Subversion development is a
lot more convenient than building it from source myself. :-)

- Quinn

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