[Python-Dev] PEP 347: Migration to Subversion

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat Aug 20 18:45:05 CEST 2005

On Aug 20, 2005, at 6:14 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> I'm ready to accept te general idea of moving to subversion and away
> from SourceForge.
> On the hosting issue, I'm still neutral -- I expect we'll be able to
> support the current developer crowd easily on svn.python.org, but if
> we ever find ther are resource problems (either people or bandwidth
> etc.) I just received a recommendation for wush.net which specializes
> in svn hosting. $90/month for 5 Gb of disk space sounds like a good
> deal and easily within the PSF budget.

We were using wush.net's subversion and trac service for a  
(commercial) project from February until a little over a week ago.   
Their servers dropped off the internet for about three days straight  
earlier this month and we were unable to contact anyone.  I still  
don't think we've received an explanation as to what happened.  When  
it did come up, our data was OK.  Previous to that experience, it  
worked out OK.  The subversion repository got wedged once, but that  
was fixed in a matter of hours after filing a ticket.

We host our own subversion and trac now.  We just can't afford that  
kind of downtime again.  Setting up subversion and trac isn't a very  
big deal, and they don't really require any real maintenance as far  
as I can tell (.. and I have been dealing with subversion over apache  
via mod_dav_svn since pre-1.0 days).

Another thing to note is that the trac installation at wush.net is a  
branch off the latest stable version, and the database can't be  
downgraded or upgraded correctly by the trac-admin tool.  However,  
the SQL to downgrade the schema to the latest stable is trivial and I  
still have it lying around if anyone is interested in moving their  
trac repositories off of wush ;)


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