OSCON Day 4: Session – Subversion, WebDAV, and Apache HTTP Server 2.0
Slides are available at: http://www.erenkrantz.com/oscon/
Here’s a link to Subversion: The Definitive Guide, a free book about Subversion
There’s also an upcoming O’reilly book about Subversion
The goal of the Subversion project is to build a revision control system that is a compelling replacement for CVS in the open source community. The software is released under an Apache/BSD-style open source license.
What is Subversion?
compelling replacement to CVS
0.25.0 was just releases an hour ago
expect a release about every 2 or 3 weeks
currently in alpha
subversion is self hosting
see for yourself http://www.erenkrantz.com/oscon/svn-repositories.html
What is WebDAV?
mechanism for distributed authoring over http
subversion partially implements DeltaV
alot of software now support WebDAV
subversion includes an httpd 2.x module
– build on top of mod_dav
can browse repository over HTTP
Subversion Remote Access
ra_local – local file-based
ra_svn – custom protocol
ra_dav – webdav
Ok, at this point the session the speaker is going fast. He’s basically,
going slide by slide and fielding a question here and there.
Subversion looks pretty cool but I get the impression that it still needs time
to mature a little. I think it’s worth researching. There’s alot of Python in here.
subversion plays well with WebDAV
path-based authorization available
autoversioning allows for non-subversion clients to access the repository
svnadmin is an essential tools for admins
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