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Re: AW: German console output

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:07:16 -0400

2010/10/21 Thorsten Schöning <tschoening_at_am-soft.de>:
>> It is a server distribution.  Apache and ViewVC are not useless, they
>> are critical parts of a functioning server distribution.
> Only for those who don't already run Apache and don't want to use the
> stand alone server Subversion provides. And why is ViewVC preferred
> over WebSVN, for example? I already run Apache, prefer WebSVN and a
> setup where Subversion runs it's own server, or in my case two of
> them.

CollabNet Subversion Edge is not aimed at people with the skills and
desire to put their own server together. It provides all of the
components so that it can provide something that just works.

CollabNet also only provides software that it supports with its SLA.
We have engineers that wrote ViewVC and we can support it if bugs or
other issues arise. WebSVN requires PHP which would require deploying
mod_php etc. ViewVC requires Python. We prefer the latter because a
lot of users will want Python for hook scripts so we get a 2 for 1.
In the past, running PHP in the same Apache server as Subversion has
been known the cause problems as well.

> The point is, that people like me, or maybe just me at all ;-), would
> really appreciate an (semi-?)official download source where I can just
> download win32 binaries with all parts of Subversion, without overhead
> like Apache and ViewVC.

We have always included Apache and ViewVC in our server distribution.
With CollabNet Subversion Edge we have just taken the ease of use and
out of box experience up a few notches making it extremely simple to
install and configure the server. We still provide our old binary
packages (with latest SVN release of course), but I think most people
will prefer the packaging and simplicity of the new product. Around
the time 1.7 rolls out I am going to look into adding an option in our
client installer to include the mod_dav_svn modules so that someone
rolling their own server can just use the simple client installer to
get the binaries. Of course if you do this you'll be on your own for
making it work with the version of Apache you have installed.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2010-10-21 16:07:53 CEST

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