SVN hosting

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The goal is to move to SVN infrastructure for GRASS 7. The hosting of SVN needs to be discussed. A new repository has to be created in any case, despite its physical location.

SVN repository with GForge at Intevation

GRASS GForge Server:


  • continuity for GRASS
  • GForge includes different SCMs, like CVS, SVN, Mercurial, ...


  • GForge is not really accepted by GRASS developers, low usage (much lower than with old RT). Important developers are not even registered at all
  • Wiki is yet on another server
  • more GForge bugs

SVN repository with Trac at OSGeo

OSGeo SVN/Trac Server: . There are several SVN/Trac instances running, e.g. the GDAL SVN/Trac Server.

Main servers are at Peer1 colocation site, adminstered by the OSGeo System Administration Committee (OSGeo-SAC).


  • Integrated infrastructure with other OSGeo projects (GDAL, ...)
  • SVN and Trac nicely integrated, also Wiki integrated (Wiki example)
  • Trac shows patches/diffs in SVN (example1, example2)
  • login (signon) embedded in OSGeo LDAP: single signon for OSGeo infrastructure
  • Trac advantages
  • potential new translation portal of OSGeo would integrate, too (we suggest pootle)
  • integration with BuildBot (automated multi-platform test builds)


  • some time already invested in Intevation's GForge

See also