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Re: migration from tortoisesvn to rapidsvn?

From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday_at_crashcourse.ca>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 16:28:18 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 13 Aug 2008, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Aug 13, 2008, at 15:08, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > [newbie alert -- sort of.] it's been a while since i've been
> > here, but i'm joining an existing project shortly that involves
> > svn, and the current environment has a small number of developers
> > working on windows using tortoisesvn.
> >
> > i *may* have the freedom (don't know yet) to work in my more
> > comfortable environment of linux, for which i'd use rapidsvn. (i
> > know next to nothing about either of those GUI front ends -- i've
> > always been an "svn" command-line kind of guy.)
> >
> > would there be any compatibility problem with the above? i can't
> > imagine why there would be but, as i said, i know very little
> > about either GUI. also, is there any drawback with tortoisesvn
> > people moving from that to rapidsvn, even if they stay on windows,
> > if everyone would prefer to be consistent? (AIUI, tortoise is
> > strictly windows, while rapid is cross-platform.)
> I wouldn't expect it to be a problem. You should be able to use any
> Subversion client you want, even use multiple clients on the same
> working copy at different times, provided they all use compatible
> versions of the Subversion libraries. (For example, if one of your
> clients uses Subversion 1.5 libraries, then you can't mix that with
> clients using earlier Subversion libraries.) It just depends on
> which client provides the features you need for the task you're
> trying to accomplish.

i thought as much, but i've been surprised unpleasantly by software
before. thanks.


Robert P. J. Day
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