Should we move to Codeplex?

Big news today that Codeplex now supports svn bridge on the server. I'm thinking it would be very good for the mojoPortal project if we move our source code repository there, it would get us a lot more visibility among ASP.NET developers.

The Codeplex repository actually uses Team Foundation Server and in the past you could still connect with TortoiseSVN if you installed a client side svn bridge. The problem we faced with mojoPortal is that some developers work with mojoPortal on Linux using MonoDevelop and there wasn't an svn bridge for Linux, so it could not work for developers working on Linux. That pretty much made it not an option for us. Now, if I understand the announcement correctly, with the server side svn bridge, there is nothing to install on the client so it should work with the command line svn client. I will have to test it out before making a move, but I'm leaning very strongly that way. If anyone in the mojoPortal community has strong opinions about it, now is the time to sound off. Novell Forge, where we host our source code now has been good to us but I think being a part of the Codeplex community would be good for getting more exposure to a wider community of ASP.NET developers.

UPDATE 2008-09-22

I've been trying out the Codeplex svn bridge and its mostly working but not currently able to do merge. The Codeplex team has been very helpful and responsive and is looking into the merge issue. We should know more in a few days, but as long as we can get the merge working I see no reason not to move to Codeplex. Thanks for all the input, I'll post updates as things progress.

UPDATE 2008-09-27

The latest update from the Codeplex team is that its going to take about 4-8 weeks for them to implement support for svn merge. So we will have to wait a while and try it again after they implement this. To me this is good news. I was afraid the answer was going to be that they only support svn checkout and svn update. The fact that they are going to get it working (or at least try) is very good news even if we can't move to Codeplex right away, we will be able to move there when this feature is implemented. I was surpised that they think svn merge is a rarely used feature since I use it all the time merging changes from my sandbox into trunk. It makes me wonder if I use svn merge more than most svn users. I thought my use scenario was very common having trunk and branches, and sandboxes. I generally work in my sandbox and merge changes to trunk at the end of each day as long as my work is at a stable point. I'm curious what work flow other svn users have.

Gravatar Joe Audette is the founder of the mojoPortal project and was the primary developer until February 2017.


re: Should we move to Codeplex?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 8:28:24 PM

I have just switched from Teamprise Explorer to TortoiseSVN after knowing this server side SVN support. But I have to say it is bit of painful. (I tried several approachs to check in and out, but ended by removing all stuffs in TE and rechecking them in with TortoiseSVN -- Horrible) 

Miguel de Icaza

re: Should we move to Codeplex?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 11:40:34 AM

I think it is a good idea to do this on the grounds that it would be easier to find for other people on the ASP.NET ecosystem.

Hopefully we can spread the word there that its worth making cross platform ASP.NET apps

re: Should we move to Codeplex?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 12:14:12 PM

I think it would be an excellent idea.  I love the MojoPortal platform, it was very natural transition for me as an ASP.NET developer.  More ASP.NET developers should definitely know about MojoPortal. 

I just recently used to create a website for a local church using MojoPortal.  It was a very smooth experience.

Great Job Joe, let me know if you are looking for a developer to help you.

re: Should we move to Codeplex?

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:20:10 AM

Moving to codeplex will increase the exposure of mojoPortal, It'll be a great move.

Chrome user

re: Should we move to Codeplex?

Friday, September 19, 2008 12:08:03 PM

I can't even fully read these post with chrome 

re: Should we move to Codeplex?

Friday, October 10, 2008 9:57:34 AM

I have a project on CodePlex (that I really don't keep up to date but) the TFS benefits are awesome for any repository.  You should absolutely move there.  It's pretty cool.  I've had no issues.  If you want a demo I can show you my project.

re: Should we move to Codeplex?

Saturday, November 22, 2008 8:32:32 AM

Any update from CodePlex on SVN merge?

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