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June 15, 2004
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

I spent a bit of time today reading up on Subversion, a new(ish) version control system. With the help of the Subversion Book and Joe, I've started to wrap my head around it- but it has been difficult. After years of using CVS I think my mind had been warped.

I do like what I've seen so far. No more Attic directories, and moving files around looks like it isn't a pain in the ass. The only thing that I wish it did have was something along the lines of cvs's ability to work through SSH, without using a running server on the other end. Having YAS (Yet Another Service) running doesn't really appeal to me, or my sysadmin for that matter.

Of course, I have been meaning to get WebDAV up and running... maybe I'll revisit it later on this week.

Update: Looks like I was wrong about ssh access- you don't need a dedicated server, svn+ssh will launch a private 'svnserve' process on the remote box. Which is what I'd want.

-- posted 9:43 pm