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From "Daniel S. Haischt">
Subject Re: SVN on MacOS X (was: geronimo-dev Digest 15 Aug 2003 02:16:34 -0000 Issue 64)
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2003 06:55:31 GMT

just to bring this to an end ;-)

 1) subversion is _fully_ supported on Mac OS X
    as stated by Greg Stein. sure you have to
    get rid of the pre-packaged Apache that
    comes with Mac OS X because it isn't a
    Apache 2.0.x. but i do not think that this
    is an issue.

 2) YES, subversion has many advantages over
    CVS. you might consider to take a look at
    the following slides:

 3) instead of arguing you should have taken
    a glance at ...

    ... there is a search form which allows to
    search for Fink packages that are supported
    on Mac OS X.

    if you are searching for 'subversion' you
    will realize that there is a Fink package
    of RabidSVN. see ...


    ok i have to admit that this is _not_ a
    plugin for Eclipse ;-)

 4) it shouldn't be to difficult to build both
    the SVN server and the SVN client(s) on Mac
    OS X because AFAIK they are shipping with
    excelent autoconf scripts, which allows
    you to compile the source packages by just
    typing ./configure && make && make install.

    if i got you right, you will just need the
    client and not the server ...


daniel s. haischt

Am 15.08.2003 8:38 Uhr schrieb "Greg Stein" unter <>:

> On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 02:16:34AM -0000,
> wrote:
>> ...
>> From: Alex Blewitt <>
>> Subject: Re: SVN functionality (was: geronimo-dev Digest 14 Aug 2003 22:49:29
>> -0000 Issue 62)
>> To:
>> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 01:24:17 +0100
>> On Friday, Aug 15, 2003, at 01:17 Europe/London, Greg Stein wrote:
>> ...
>> Yes, there will no doubt be differences. Here's how I see the main one:
>> Not supported on the OS that I use to develop all my code versus an
>> ability to move code from one place in the repository to another.
> WHAT?! Subversion is fully supported on MacOS X. A number of the SVN
> developers' primary platform is MacOS (e.g. Justin Erenkrantz).
> And from what Noel was saying, it seems that it may be that all you need to
> do is to build svnup on your platform, and it will work within Eclipse.
> Subversion is built using the Apache Portable Runtime (APR), meaning it runs
> everywhere the Apache web server does. That is a *lot* of platforms.
>> Sorry, but I don't really care how the server works -- I need the
>> client to work :-)
> The command line client absolutely works on your platform. It has for a long
> time. And it sounds like subclipse might, if you simply build the sucker.
>> ...
>> Yeah, these are all nice things but the only thing (IMHO) that makes
>> SVN stand out better than CVS is the move. And you can do it in CVS;
>> you just move the ,v file from one directory to another.
> Um. Moving the ,v file is the worst thing you could do. That totally breaks
> checking out older versions (by tag or by date).
>> ...
>>> The suggestion that "lack of Eclipse" integration is enough to *not*
>>> consider SVN seems rather short-sighted. It seems like you aren't
>>> considering the other side of the equation. What do you *get* by
>>> switching?
>> The ability to not develop code on my machine? A small space saving on
>> the server? Log messages from when the code was very old?
> You're off the deep end here. SVN works fine on MacOS X.
>> ...
>>> Of course, I'm biased :-), but I also think the discussion needs to
>>> think
>>> about more items than simply Eclipse integration.
>> There aren't a whole lot of other decent tools available for free on
>> Mac OS X. Cutting a small-but-non-negligible user-base out of
>> development to save bytes on the server isn't a good tradeoff IMHO.
> It isn't about saving bytes. It is about tracking the history of the
> project. 'svn copy' is also just as important as moves. And the atomic
> commits. And...
> But your premise about "cutting out..." doesn't hold. Again, SVN works just
> hunky dory on MacOS X. No MacOS developers would be cut out.
>>>> SVN clients may exist, but there's no way I'd want to use a source
>>>> management tool outside of Eclipse ...
>>> "CVS might be integrated with Eclipse, but there's no way I'd want to
>>> use a
>>> source management tool that doesn't support move/copy."
>> If you're not administering the server, I'm not sure you'd see much
>> difference. If you are administering the server, then yes, there's
>> probably something to say for the upgrade.
> Hunh? I'm not sure that I follow this. Are you referring back to your "save
> a few bytes" comment?
> Cheers,
> -g

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