I had some bad experience with the hosted SVN repositories of my open source projects (first with SourceForge, now with OSDN) so I decided to sync all of them to a local, read only copy on my hard drive. In the worst case that will keep the history even if the hosting service goes down … Continue reading Syncing a remote SVN repository to the local file system under Windows
Note to self: In order to allow changes to the author of an svn commit, the pre-revprop-change hook of the repository must be changed like this: Insert the line [bash] if [ "$ACTION" = "M" -a "$PROPNAME" = "svn:author" ]; then exit 0; fi [/bash] just below the existing, similar line that allows changing svn:log. … Continue reading Allow svn:author to be changed for a subversion repository
Edit: On 2023-01-20 GitHub announced that they will stop supporting Subversion on 2024-01-08. --- 2023-04-18 twm Many open source projects have moved from the former top dog SlashdotSourceForge to GitHub and in the process usually converted from Subversion to git. This also includes quite a few Delphi libraries like project Jedi (JCL/JVCL), SynEdit or Indy. … Continue reading Contributing to projects on GitHub with Subversion
Since I keep forgetting what the tool is called and how to use it: svnrdump is a tool that can dump a remote svn repostory to a text file and also load that text file into a different remote svn repository. It comes with the TortoiseSVN installation (but is really part of the standard Subversion … Continue reading svnrdump for dumping and loading remote svn repositories
Recently SourceForge's service has declined to a point where it gets really annoying. Basically every time I tried to commit a change to the svn repository of one of my projects, I run into timeouts and other errors. I want to spend my time working on my projects, not convincing their infrastructure to accept my … Continue reading how to get a dump of your remote svn repository
The latest 1.9.x versions of TortoiseSVN no longer support Windows XP (1.8.12 was the last one that did). Since some of the computers I work with are stuck with XP there isn't much sense in having it check for updates automatically. Older versions of TortoiseSVN used to have a check box on the settings "General" … Continue reading How to disable update checking in TortoiseSVN?
In my previous post about converting from Subversion to Mercurial I assumed that I would want to migrate the history of changes from my svn repository to the new hg repository. For some projects, I don't really care about the history so I decided to take the quick and dirty route: Create a new, empty … Continue reading Convert from Subversion to Mercurial fast
Here, I will be posting notes on converting Subversion repositories to Mercurial. NOTE: This is work in progress. I will probably come back and change things as well as adding. Some links on using Mercurial: Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky QuickStart in the Mercurial Wiki I have got TortoiseSVN 1.8.3 including the … Continue reading Converting from Subversion to Mercurial