CVS, SVN, Wiki, Trac

Dreas van Donselaar dreas at
Sat May 6 13:47:40 CEST 2006

Hi all,

We are using SVN and Trac for our own software development. I can setup a
VDS for you (Debian) where the main developer(s) get(s) root access. We pay
the bill for the VDS, and you guys have full control. Probably a volunteer
on this list can handle the installation and configuration of SVN and Trac.
I can do it, but wouldn't recommend that ;)

We are planning on using RoundCube for some of our products and are happy to
be able to contribute something to the project.
Dreas van Donselaar
Director & co-founder

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-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Bruederli [mailto:roundcube at] 
Sent: vrijdag 5 mei 2006 21:11
To: RoundCube Dev
Subject: CVS, SVN, Wiki, Trac

Hi everybody

I followed the conversation about the SF CVS problem and noticed all the
suggestions for switching to SVN, to another server or even to move away
from SourceForge. Just to make clear, I'm aware of the current CVS problems
and I'm interested in better solution as well as you all are.

The reason why I chose SF was the availability of tools without having to
configure them by myself. This is something I still don't want to do and
what I don't have time for.

In October 2005 we discussed about setting up a Trac system which would
combine a wiki for documentation, a bug tracker and a SVN server together in
one box. We all agreed that this would be a very nice tool for further
Then somebody offered to install Trac on his server (I don't have a server
with Python available) and started setting up the service. Due lack of time,
this was not finished and somebody else offered to take care of that and set
up a new Trac installation. This was in December 2005. The result of that
can be seen at He imported a snapshot from the
CVS and all SF tracker data and I added some styling to the new platform. We
discussed some details about user management and some configuration changes
and the Trac installation got finished for about 90%. February 26 was the
last time I heard from Steeve and asked him for a target date when we can
move data from SF to our new platform. Unfortunately an answer is still

As you can see, serious attempts were made to move away from SF but the main
problem of open source projects is the quick loss of interest and the
missing reliability of some project members. I can understand that since I
have very little time for the project myself.

After almost half a year, I call again for somebody who is willing to
install and to maintain a Trac system, which is still a very good solution
for our project, I guess. I can provide DNS entries, styles for the Trac
site and some adapted Python scripts for importing data from SF.

In the mean time, I published another CVs snapshot and we could move to the
SF SVN server until we (hopefully) have our Trac platform ready.

Comments are welcome...


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