[Dev] CVS to SVN conversion plans

Mike Taylor bear at code-bear.com
Mon May 23 17:48:27 PDT 2005

I am not quite sure yet - I have the various pro's and con's and I have 
to run them up the flag pole to see what features they enable or 
disable irk the most people.

Currently svn+ssh is what is active but that requires an active shell 
account on the svn server - clearly not a good thing when non-OSAF 
people need commit privs.  Also svn+ssh allows access to all the 
repositories that are on the server with no way to easily mix and match 
write privs based on the project.

The built-in authentication that svn uses allows for the different 
permissions and it will also cache the password the first time you use 
it so that's not too bad.  But I plan on having a test repository up 
tomorrow so people can try it out so I can get some feedback.


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On May 23, 2005, at 8:35 PM, Grant Baillie wrote:

> On May 20, 2005, at 3:52 PM, Mike Taylor wrote:
>> I will be converting the CVS repository to SVN this coming Wednesday, 
>> May 25th.  The conversion will occur early in the day my time (EST).
>> What this means is that CVS will become read-only and the code base 
>> will be moved to the subversion repository.  As it stands now all of 
>> the CVS history and tags and the like will be transferred.
>> The change impacts many small parts of our dev environment.
>> CVS userid and password
>>     The SVN userid and password should be the same - the actual 
>> details of that will be known later when I do a test-run of the 
>> security changes.
> Are we going with http(s) + a password to access the repository, or 
> svn+ssh?
> I'm a fan of the latter, since then I don't have to store the password 
> in plain text anywhere on the system (or have to type it every time).
> --Grant
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