[fpc-devel] Repository access via the SVN protocol

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Mar 3 10:28:42 CET 2006

On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

I am in charge.

Is there a problem to use SSH ? SSH is enabled.
I could create an account that allows read-only access via svn+ssh.

I'd rather not use plain svn, only as a last resort.


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