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First of all i am sorry if i posted in the wrong forum,
i didnt know where to post an SVN related Query
I have an online SVN server to whom i connect and use Eclipse to synchronise with,
My problem is portability,
I can probably get on-the-fly requests for code changes from my client,
Due to this, i would need to access the server from anywhere and modify the code and update the svn server.
For obvious reasons, I cant carry eclipse always around with me.
Can any one suggest an online text editor (very basic editor)
That can help synchronise with any svn server ?
1. It should allow me to compare differences
2. It should allow me to update the SVN (important)
3. Free !! ( )
I googled a lot, but all i could find were free svn servers.
SVN is intended to be servable from an HTTP(S) webserver. Apache2 is a popular choice, and is in fact what I use myself.
However, a web browser makes a very inefficient client when you want to pull down a large project, so there are svn client apps to make this easier. In fact, in Linux, the name of the command-line client is "svn" and it installs from the same package that contains the svn server - you can just ignore the server on your client machine. They made it all-in-one because the subversion server isn't very big.
On Windows, I think there's a version of the Tortoise utility that will allow you to access subversion archives via the Windows File Manager. There's no actual requirement that a given text editor or IDE be able to connect to a VCS system such as svn, though. For years, we did that as 2 separate tasks using separate programs, and sometimes still do.
However, if you're using Eclipse on a portable device, it can connect to a subversion server from anyplace where there's Internet connectivity, especially if the Subversion server was set up for HTTP/HTTPS serving. In fact, both SVN and CVS were expressly designed with that idea in mind.
Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.
i know my svn url, username, password
I am at a remote location, i only have access to internet with xp
I need to change a single file.
Is thre any way for me to modify this file ?
Wouldnt it be good if i could somehow connect to svn and change my code ?
Is there no webclient available ?
Yes there is. For a single file, if the SVN server is properly configured, you can open the file in Internet Explorer, save it, edit it with your favorite editor (Notepad or whatever), then upload it again using the WEBDAV connectivity feature of Internet Explorer.
The upload part is the hardest, it requires that DAV support be enabled both for the SVN server and for Internet Explorer. Also, you probably won't be able to get Firefox to do the upload, it does need to be IE.