[Biococoa-dev] Fwd: [Bioinformatics.Org] NEW FEATURE: Subversion (SVN) version control system for projects
charles.parnot at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 18:59:48 EST 2006
svn is great. This is indeed nice news.
On Feb 8, 2006, at 2:39 PM, Peter Schols wrote:
> 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 attached
>> 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
>> * 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>.
>> _ _
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