RubyForge now supports Subversion!

08 Dec 2005

Yup, at long last, we've got all the pieces in place so that you can use either CVS or Subversion for your RubyForge version control! Couple of things:

  • You can see how it looks by poking around Curt Hibbs' Windows Ruby Installer project, which we converted over last week.
  • To get your project switched from CVS to Subversion, please put a cvs-to-svn support request into the FIFO queue
  • To start up a new project with Subversion as the version control system, just select it when you register the project.
  • Undoubtedly there will be some "opportunities for excellence" as folks convert over; as always, we appreciate your feedback and your patience.

Getting it all set up was a bit of a job - installing Subversion, upgrading ViewCVS to the newly-named ViewVC (and updating SWIG), setting up the GForge Subversion plugin, and various other bits and pieces. But overall it wasn't bad - the Subversion documentation is pretty good and I had Mike Mason's excellent Subversion book to fill in the missing pieces.

Finally, a big thank you to Curt Hibbs for helping to test and troubleshoot this new feature!