[SATLUG] Need some help with SVN
justizin at siggraph.org
Tue Dec 5 13:33:33 CST 2006
On 12/5/06, Travis H. <travis at subspacefield.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 11:53:39AM -0600, Justizin wrote:
> > Unless you have to, also, I'd suggest using mod_dav_svn vs. svnserve
> I've never used either, just ssh+svn... can you explain what DAV is and
> why dav_svn is better?
(a) you can directly browse the live repo, at least HEAD revisions,
without installing ViewCVS/ViewVC, you can copy and paste URLs from
the browser to use for checkouts or branching.
(b) you can use the wide range of authentication back-ends available
for apache to control access. I use htaccess, but hope to include
this in our new LDAP/krb5 cloud.
(c) you can mount a subversion repository as a normal DAV mount
using Windows Explorer, Mac Finder, Konqueror, cadaver, Novell
NetDrive, or any of 100 other clients, and you can turn on autocommit,
which makes it great for version controlling random crap.
(d) the apache team writes a network server, the subversion team are
revision control experts. I like to keep it that way.
Justizin, Independent Interactivity Architect
ACM SIGGRAPH SysMgr, Reporter
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