[Mono-list] [MonoDevelop] [Mono-dev] Anonymous svn access...

Christian Hergert christian.hergert at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 15:34:18 EDT 2008

Http isn't used for its performance so much as a proxy-able protocol.  Which
many of us that work behind firewalls are using.

-- Christian

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Andrew Jorgensen <ajorgensen at novell.com>wrote:

> It's easy and cheap to switch to svn://, just use svn switch --relocate.  I
> don't have an anonymous checkout to test this on but it should be something
> like:
> svn switch --relocate http://anonsvn.mono-project.com/source svn://
> anonsvn.mono-project.com/source
> This performs the switch using URL rewriting.  It should not muck with any
> local changes you have.
> Please see http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.ref.svn.c.switch.htmlfor more details.
> The main rationale for removing dav_svn are security (one less vector) and
> bandwith / io load.  dav_svn is an extremely chatty protocol.  In our
> experience the native svn protocol is much faster and puts less load on the
> server.  We hope the transition will be mostly painless.  We understand that
> some pain is inevitable.
> >>> Thomas Wiest <twiest at novell.com> 09/04/08 10:50 AM >>>
> Hey Guys,
>    We recently upgraded anonsvn.mono-project.com and as part of the
> upgrade we've decided to disable dav_svn access. So, the only ways to
> access anonsvn now are through svn:// and viewvc.
> For more information, please see our anonsvn wiki page:
>    http://mono-project.com/AnonSVN
> Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,
> Thomas
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