Kyle's life in technology

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Subversion again -- it's the simple things

Currently using Subversion 1.3 at my company.  Been using Subversion for 1.5 years as a team.  Put simply, it works.  It does one thing (versioning files & directories, merging, etc), does it well, does it reliably, and does it quickly.

It has never gone down aside from hardware outside the box going down (network switch failure, drive controller failure)

It has never corrupted any data.  Never.  Not once. 

The only administration I've ever done to it after setup has been adding/removing users permissions from the system. 

We have about 10,000 commits across three repositories.  We use FSFS backend right now, but used BDB for the first 9 months and never had a problem with it (running on a Windows 2000 server.)

It works well over VPN & even slower connections.  (tip:  use the mod_deflate option on Apache)

It's ... it's ...  beautiful.


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