Get rid of SVN under Windows

Another subversion repository

Wellcome in 2002 subversion users!

Some very old and stable customers has just discovered Subversion.
Bad luck: a lot of cool  open source software are on git already!

You can leave them with the old-as-your-grandpa subversion system, but you can develop with git in your local directory…

Migrating from SVN to git under windows

If you are using windows svn you must do a trick to migrate proxy settings from svn to git

Native svn.exe uses the file like  C:\Users\MYUSER\AppData\Roaming\Subversion\servers,

but git-svn uses  ~/.subversion/servers

which can be at different location.

Copying “servers” file in the ~/.subversion/servers will fix your troubles.

Then if you do not need the entrire history, you can use the “-r” option of git svn clone….

git svn clone --username=myusername -r 9596  htttps://mysvnwebdafz/ 



Unison File Synchronizer

Several years ago I had the need of keep in sync three computers.  After some questions on a java mailing list, a very smart guy suggested me Unison.

Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.

Unison shares a number of features with tools such as configuration management packages (CVS, PRCS, Subversion, BitKeeper, etc.), distributed filesystems (Coda, etc.), uni-directional mirroring utilities (rsync, etc.), and other synchronizers (Intellisync, Reconcile, etc). However, there are several points where it differs:[…]

read the rest on  Unison File Synchronizer.

Unison seems a bit lost in cyberspace (no new features) but the users mailing list spot some activity, so I will suggest to give it a try, because its sync alghoritm is very well written, and the MS-Window interface is good.

B Wolf Version 1.0

I am happy to announce Version 1.0 of BWolf my book manager writte in python django. I have just installed it for my first customer. You can grab the 1.0 version from the Subversion repository.


This first release basic features are:

  • Book categories and topic organization. Books are shown in nice page of 10 elements each.
  • Ability to "checkout" books (not yet perfect but it works)
  • Ability to create "Events" and to attach books to them (interface will be improved soon).

Happy download!