[Bioperl-l] SVN and ...Re: Perltidy

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Sat Jun 16 10:02:35 EDT 2007


On Jun 16, 2007, at 6:21 AM, Sean Davis wrote:

> Chris Fields wrote:
>> I'll help out to the extent I can w/o having the SVN know-how.  We
>> need (as Jason points out) someone who can detail the benefits and
>> maybe keep an updated journal on the wiki.
>>
>> I believe at least one or two of the other Bio* contemplated moving
>> over to SVN, which may be worth checking out.
>>
> The bioconductor project is on SVN.  The project includes over 200
> packages (the equivalent of perl modules) with something around  
> 150-200
> ACTIVE developers.  They also have a build system for several OSes  
> that
> operates on a cron-like system with builds of several versions
> approximately daily.  Their system is running at something like  
> revision
> 30,000, so they have significant experience.  If anyone would like
> technical support, I can certainly ask the folks maintaining their  
> site
> if they can give some input.  Let me know if anyone would like a  
> contact
> person.
>
> As for access, the typical access is over http (or https).  Access
> controls can be set up on the server side while allowing anonymous
> access for checkout.  There are many excellent SVN for every OS, so  
> that
> should not be a problem.
>
> Sean

It looks like George Hartzell may be taking a crack at it, with  
Rutger Vos, Nathan Haigh, and moi helping out where needed.  If so we  
could have something testable relatively soon.  After that we'll need  
to work out a few other issues, basically what's on Hilmar's list.

chris



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