[Bioperl-l] SVN and ...Re: Perltidy
cjfields at uiuc.edu
Sat Jun 16 14:02:35 UTC 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
> ACTIVE developers. They also have a build system for several OSes
> operates on a cron-like system with builds of several versions
> approximately daily. Their system is running at something like
> 30,000, so they have significant experience. If anyone would like
> technical support, I can certainly ask the folks maintaining their
> if they can give some input. Let me know if anyone would like a
> 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
> should not be a problem.
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.
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