[Biococoa-dev] Fwd: [Bioinformatics.Org] NEW FEATURE: Subversion (SVN) version control system for projects
peter.schols at bio.kuleuven.be
Wed Feb 8 17:39:42 EST 2006
Great news from bioinformatics.org!
Begin forwarded message:
> From: root at primary.bioinformatics.org (Bioinformatics.Org Sysadmin)
> Date: Wed 8 Feb 2006 19:47:53 GMT+01:00
> To: peter.schols at bio.kuleuven.ac.be
> Subject: [Bioinformatics.Org] NEW FEATURE: Subversion (SVN) version
> control system for projects
> (You were sent this message because you are an administrator of a
> project hosted, archived or listed at Bioinformatics.Org, or
> because you simply have a shell account on our servers.)
> Dear Bioinformatics.Org project administrator,
> We're pleased to announce another addition to the services offered
> to bioinformatic developers at Bioinformatics.Org. Effective
> immediately, developers may use the Subversion (SVN) version
> control system on our servers. Subversion was developed "to take
> over the CVS user base," according to the Subversion website.
> "Specifically, we're writing a new version control system that is
> very similar to CVS, but fixes many things that are broken." Here
> are a few of the advantages of using Subversion over CVS (from the
> * Directories, renames, and file meta-data are versioned.
> Lack of these features is one of the most common complaints
> against CVS.
> Subversion versions not only file contents and file existence,
> but also
> directories, copies, and renames. It also allows arbitrary
> ("properties") to be versioned along with any file or
> directory, and
> provides a mechanism for versioning the `execute' permission
> flag on files.
> * Commits are truly atomic.
> No part of a commit takes effect until the entire commit has
> Revision numbers are per-commit, not per-file; log messages are
> to the revision, not stored redundantly as in CVS.
> * Versioning of symbolic links
> Unix users can place symbolic links under version control. The
> links are
> recreated in Unix working copies, but not in win32 working copies.
> * Efficient handling of binary files
> Subversion is equally efficient on binary as on text files,
> because it uses
> a binary diffing algorithm to transmit and store successive
> Subversion at Bioinformatics.Org makes use of svnserve over SSH for
> developer access (anonymous access uses ordinary svnserve).
> Instructions on using Subversion at BiO can be found here:
> We also have the WebSVN interface set up:
> If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to ask
> <sysadmins at bioinformatics.org>.
> _ _
> The Lab Rats
> Sent to peter.schols at bio.kuleuven.ac.be
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