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RFE(Req For Enhancement) : Add SVN
March 4, 2006, 1:18 am
Filed under: howto

hi there sun/oreilly/ admin,

public request to add subversion to

Sourceforge has had port 80 access to their CVS servers for a while. Recently, they added svn support .
For a long time java did not have good hosting options. Now we have a few good options(Contegix seems to be the most popular). If only one (Tim Bray, Jonathan, Phipps) of Sun’s smarties can nudge their team to add svn support and somehow make it easy for a java enthusiast/developer to host their applications on solaris, that would be great. Apart from offering free evaluations and free servers , sun should make it easy (in the absence, currently, of outside interest) for java developers to have their applications hosted.

Just like Intel invests in companies(that increases the presence of intel) worldwide, sun’s investment arm should invest in some ISPs, hosting companies that popularize java/solaris/sun.

Investing in Javalobby might make sense. How about Javaforge ?
Am I talking sense ?



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Coincidentally, the day before you made the above post, our site manager quietly turned on SVN as an option for new projects. We are not making a big deal out of this because we don’t want a bunch of people making new dummy projects just to try it out. Also, we do not have a good answer yet for converting existing projects from CVS to SVN for free while maintaining their history.

But for new projects, SVN is now an option on, as of Friday.

Comment by Community Manager (Marla)

hi Marla,

thank you — I did NOT realize this. It would NOT hurt to let people know about the SVN support. Sourceforge seems to be having a lot of issues — this is the time that can get some of those java projects.

I hope that this javaOne, will make these issues known so that the committed/interested java developers can choose in the near future.


Comment by Anjan Bacchu

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