[fpc-devel] Repository access via the SVN protocol

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 10:22:14 CET 2006


Would whoever is running the Free Pascal / Lazarus repository consider
enabling the SVN protocol as well. Currently only the HTTP protocol is
enabled.  (example: GCC has both protocols enabled at
svn://gcc.gnu.org/svn/  or via  http://gcc.gnu.org/svn/)
I have also heard that using the HTTP protocol has a higher server
overhead associated with it and is normally slower compared to the SVN
protocol, though I know how handy it is via a firewall.

The reason I'm asking:
It seems that somewhere our ISP in South Africa is blocking or
filtering something, which causes us not to be able to access the
http://www.freepascal.org/svn repository.  It is very frustrating to
download huge nightly builds every day (7Mb for Lazarus and 20Mb for
FPC). This also make it really difficult to help development on these
projects and generate patch files, as the nightly builds do not
contain the .svn directories.

Every SubVersion server I could find using the SVN protocol seem to
work fine, the same cannot be said for the HTTP protocol.

I really hope, whoever is in charge of the repositories will consider
this request.

  - Graeme -

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