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Gabe Ormsby <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 3 May 2010 13:33:31 -0500
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I think this would be a great offering. Definitely fits a need.

Aaron J. Zirbes wrote:
> U of MN Developers,
> Is there anyone (besides me) out there on the list that feels that a
> common-good SVN service would be a good idea?  Bad idea?  Not sure?
> As a web, application and systems developer I feel that I couldn't do my
> job with out a proper revision control system (RCS).  It gives me a
> giant UNDO button for all of my projects to any commit point in time. 
> It forces me to comment all my changes.  It gives me the confidence I
> need to make sweeping changes to a system without the worry of "how do I
> undo this?"
> Using SVN has become almost trivial as most development platforms (Adobe
> Dreamweaver included) support SVN out of the box.
> We run our own subversion (SVN) server at EnHS for our department's
> needs, but I'd be willing to guess that most departments do not.
> I know not all departments are large enough to support their own SVN
> server, but I feel that any one who isn't using some sort of RCS in
> their web development is suffering because of it.  It is putting
> developers and their work at too much risk.  I think that all developers
> at the U should have access to SVN, but for that to happen, U of MN
> central would have to set it up as a common-good service.
> --
> Aaron

Gabe Ormsby
Web & Database Developer

Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration
University of Minnesota Twin Cities