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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:30:13 +0100

On 09.12.2018 23:41, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> 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.

So, what you're saying is that we have to revive and finish the ra_git
branch. :)

-- Brane
Received on 2018-12-10 06:30:23 CET

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