This system has low-end hardware (a VIA C3 CPU with 256MB memory), but it is fast enough for its purpose. The good thing for me is that this system makes only little noise and consumes only low power. And it was cheap.
The Internet connection is DSL with 80kbyte/s downstream and 16kbyte/s upstream. The internet address changes every 24 hours, i.e. there is a small downtime every night.
You can click at the /svn or /wwwsvn links to get immediate read access. The /svn URLs directly access the Subversion repositories, and should be used for checkouts. The /wwwsvn URLs point to the ViewCVS interface. Both types of URLs are browseable.
If you have a WebDAV client, you can also download the latest revision. For example, cadaver is such a tool that works like an advanced FTP client. Call it with an URL, like in
Of course, the best way to access the repositories is to use subversion. Just do on the command line
svn checkout https://gps.dynxs.de/svn/godi-build/trunkto get a local copy of the contents. svn will ask whether to accept the server certificate. Simlpy answer to accept it permanently (the certificate is also available in godi-certs.pem.
If you know CVS, you will be immediately familiar with svn. Many of the commands are the same (e.g. svn checkout, svn update, svn add, svn commit), and all your wishes have been fulfilled. There is a move command! Directories are versioned! (Note that this means that you have to commit directories!)
The above checkout command works also if you have write access. You will be asked for your password the first time you commit a file.
Read more in the Subversion Book.
Subversion seems to implement all features that are missing in CVS. The version control model is more complete, as you can check in directories. The network support is much better, as it uses the well-known WebDAV protocol. One can tunnel it easily through SSL, and it is only required to have a web server user account to get write access. Last but not least, there is a modern database behind it with transactions, so you are not lost in space if your disk gets full, or if some other unpredicted incident happens.