In January, I began offering a new account type at Freepository – Silver Edition. Silver provides on-demand trac views of your subversion-managed freepository. For a limited time, Freepository Silver Edition, which provides hosted SVN and Trac, is available free of charge.
In the nearly twenty years that CVS has been in use, there have been literally hundreds of thousands, (perhaps even millions) of CVS repositories created around the globe. Some of those have already converted to Subversion (SVN), while others are candidates for conversion. This posting explores how best to approach such a conversion.
Here’s a statistic that I find very interesting: 94% of freepository’s visitors hit us with a direct URI. That is, there’s no referral. They know about freepository already, so they type in the URI. Freepository is a unique name; while it is possible some visitors simply typed it in randomly or accidently, well.. they probably meant to type it. This means that someone told them about Freepository, and they are checking it out.
This must be your lucky week. First RSS feeds, now secure WebDAV folders.
If you have wanted to keep track of your project’s progress using RSS feeds… today is your lucky day.
If you are one of our many thousands of direct-client using members (i.e. Eclipse, WinCVS, TortoiseCVS), you connect to the Freepository server via a dedicated port, aka a listener. Today we improved one of the functions that manages these listeners.
We released a major site redesign last week.Â This includes a much tighter integration with the application.
No one was providing CVS hosting (that I know of) back in May 1999 when I dreamed up Freepository. I was consulting on yet another Build & Release Management System in Worchester, MA USA at that time.
Development of Freepository Premium Edition is progressing well. The primary mechanism for allowing members to subscribe has been implemented & tested, and the additional tools integrate nicely with the new member dashboard. This makes Freepository a full Software Development Management (SDM) Portal providing remotely implemented, securely accessible development infrastructure.