RE: Suggestion for SVN Documentation
From: Rez <pons32_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:38:59 -0800
Do I also need swig, if I plan to user Perl only for the hook scripts? Thanks for all your help and suggestions.> CC: email@example.com> From: firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Suggestion for SVN Documentation> Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:03:08 -0600> To: email@example.com> > On Jan 19, 2009, at 14:22, Rez wrote:> > > I have a few suggestions and not sure if this is the right forum to > > post it in or whether it should be posted or addressed to those who > > maintain the documentation for Subversion. I would love to see > > either another chapter or an appendix added to the book outlining > > the migration process from other version control software, such as > > CVS, instead of, making a vague reference to cvs2svn in the current > > document's appendix B on page 349.> >> >> > Currently the way the documentation is written, a new Admin has to > > practically read almost the entire documentation, generate their > > own crib notes, roll up their sleeves, and go at it. I think it > > would really help novices like me, to see a chapter outlining the > > general steps before preceding to chapters 5 & 6.> >> >> > Would love to see outlines and then a chapter or subsection > > expanding on each enumerated item:> >> >> > 1. Prepare new server (detail and specs of the server not the > > scope of this manual).> >> > 2. Install subversion, mod_dav_svn, neon, swig, apache 2.0, > > and oldRepo2newRepo converter (e.g. cvs2svn) on the new machine.> >> > 3. Tarball old repository, e.g. CVS. And move tarball to the > > new SVN server and run converter.> >> > 4. Configure httpd.conf or configure protocol of choice and > > set up permissions and users.> >> > 5. Configure SVN hook scripts.> >> > 6. On the client machine, e.g. Windows, download GUI, > > configure, and do a check out.> >> >> >> > BTW, are Neon and Swig still necessary and part of the > > installation? The documentation doesn't explain what they're and > > their website give a vague explanation as to what they're. Many > > thanks to the folks who write and maintain the documentation, it's > > really great help to many of us.> > Neon is a library for connecting to WebDAV servers. Subversion can > alternatively use Serf. So you need either Neon or Serf if you want > to connect to http or https repositories.> > SWIG, the Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator, creates the > Subversion language bindings for Python and other languages. So if > you need language bindings, for example if you want to install Trac, > then you need SWIG.> > Book feedback is best sent to the book's mailing list. See the > heading "Feedback/Contributing" about halfway down this page:> > http://www.svnbook.org/> >
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