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Re: Problems accessing GitHub's SVN-bridge with SVN 1.11

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2018 17:41:19 -0500

On Sun, Dec 9, 2018 at 1:27 PM Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org> wrote:
>
> On 09.12.2018 19:14, Thorsten Schöning wrote:
> > Guten Tag Thorsten Schöning,
> > am Mittwoch, 21. November 2018 um 15:23 schrieben Sie:
> >
> >>> Thanks for following up. Our engineers have been able to reproduce
> >>> the error on our CI system and are working on a fix.
> > Another two weeks have passed without any hint to the status of this
> > problem from GH and I don't have the feeling that they are really
> > working on this.
> >
> > Does anyone have any other infos? If not, does the SVN-team has any
> > plans to release their workaround mentioned in the following ticket?
> >
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-4789
>
> So, as I said in one of the mails referred to in that issue ... I'd
> really prefer not to do that. Yet on the other hand, that GitHub->SVN
> bridge is useful to users who're not locked into the gitficionado world.
>
> My current thinking is that if GitHub can't fix their protocol emulation
> by the time of the planned Subversion 1.12 release, we'll have to
> seriously consider including this patch.
>
> But I'd still rather not ...

I've reviewed the directions at
https://help.github.com/articles/support-for-subversion-clients/ , and
it's a fairly ugly hack, and work to do the integrated checkouts. The
last person I met who used it switched, with my help, to using git,
and using git-svn for access to their local Subversion repositories so
that they could commit working changes locally before submitting them
to the upstream Subversion repository. I recognize that this is *not*
the standard Subversion workflow, but I understood his desire to
publish upstream only the changes he wished to submit.

I'm afraid that the Subversion gateways to github.com are a niche
market, and not one likely to get eager support from github.com
without a compelling business reason to support them. The learning
curve to use git effectively is pretty steep, but the market for
Subversion-only users has been shrinking profoundly over the last
decade.
Received on 2018-12-09 23:41:44 CET

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