[MonoDevelop] VersionControl stability?

Joshua Tauberer jit at occams.info
Mon Nov 6 18:57:20 EST 2006

Andrés G. Aragoneses [ knocte ] wrote:
> I am just trying out the cool improvements of VersionControl addin
> (thanks Lluis!) but I'm afraid I am getting many crashes, so I suppose
> it's not stable yet, am I right? Or is the native svn library the one
> which is not stable and is not going to be reviewed?

It's the addin.

> BTW, has this svn library been developed specifically in this SoC
> project? If yes, I wonder why not using an existing one (nSVN, IIRC)
> which would had prevented the use of PInvokes in MonoDevelop? Will this
> addin be compatible with Win32?

I started the AddIn around a year or so ago, not related to the SoC, and
then I promptly got distracted and didn't work on it (much) again.  At
the time I hadn't seen any particularly promising Subversion libraries,
and wrapping Subversion's native library turned into an interesting
challenge.  (Avoiding P/Invoking has its own problems, i.e. programming
against an API is much easier than trying to interface with a program by
shelling it and passing it command line arguments, and then parsing its

As for compatibility with Win32... I imagine that the same libraries
used on Linux are available on Win32 as DLLs, though I don't know for sure.

(Btw, the recent changes look great!)

- Joshua Tauberer


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