Jakarta Commons moves to Subversion

by Tim O'Brien

Related link: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jakarta/commons

Jakarta Commons just moved over to Subversion, and because a fair number of projects depend on Commons, I thought I'd tell people how to check it out properly. Just in case someone depends on commons and isn't subscribed (or paying attention) to the dev list, here are some simple instructions:

svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jakarta/commons/trunks-proper jakarta-commons


svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jakarta/commons/trunks-sandbox jakarta-commons-sandbox

If you execute either one of these commands you will have the same working environment you had with cvs co jakarta-commons or cvs co jakarta-commons-sandbox. Only committers need to do this over https, so, if you are just checking it out with no intention of contributing, please save us some CPU cycles and use http (although the externals are set to https). The trunks-proper and trunks-sandbox directories have the svn:externals property set to point to the trunks of all proper and sandbox components. svn:externals is an interesting part of Subversion, and you can read more about it in the Subversion book. To get a list of all of the externals, run:

svn propget svn:externals https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jakarta/commons/trunks-sandbox

If you use Subclipse Plugin, you will need to accept the server certificate from the command line before you attempt to checkout anything with an SSL certificate. If you don't accept the certificate permanently from the command-line, Subclipse will produce an error and fail.

Have fun.

My headshot is terrible, my writing is full of typos, and its my birthday.


2005-01-28 22:52:34
subversion vs. cvs
It's interesting to see a major project like Commons move to Subversion. I've tinkered with CVS, but I'm not sold yet. Do you think it would be a good idea to skip straight to Subversion, or is CVS destined to be the MO for open source for time to come? The most important criteria would be how easy/secure would it be to host myself.
2005-01-29 06:59:08
subversion vs. cvs
I wouldn't skip CVS, you'll need to know both well. But, as far as hosting is concerned, Subversion over mod_dav_svn through Apache is easier to host and more secure than having to give people shell accounts and using cvs+ssh. CVS will continue to be with us, but more and more projects are moving to Subversion - there are subtle differences between Subversion and CVS.
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