[MonoDevelop] [Mono-dev] Anonymous svn access...

Andrew Jorgensen ajorgensen at novell.com
Thu Sep 4 14:43:59 EDT 2008

It's easy and cheap to switch to svn://, just use svn switch --relocate.  I don't have an anonymous checkout to test this on but it should be something like:

svn switch --relocate http://anonsvn.mono-project.com/source svn://anonsvn.mono-project.com/source

This performs the switch using URL rewriting.  It should not muck with any local changes you have.

Please see http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.ref.svn.c.switch.html for more details.

The main rationale for removing dav_svn are security (one less vector) and bandwith / io load.  dav_svn is an extremely chatty protocol.  In our experience the native svn protocol is much faster and puts less load on the server.  We hope the transition will be mostly painless.  We understand that some pain is inevitable.

>>> Thomas Wiest <twiest at novell.com> 09/04/08 10:50 AM >>>
Hey Guys,
    We recently upgraded anonsvn.mono-project.com and as part of the 
upgrade we've decided to disable dav_svn access. So, the only ways to 
access anonsvn now are through svn:// and viewvc.

For more information, please see our anonsvn wiki page:

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,
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