Monthly Archives: October 2010

Free Subversion Book

For a limited time receive a copy of Mike Mason’s new ebook Pragmatic Guide to Subversion with your paid Bugzilla Hosting, MantisBT Hosting or Subversion Hosting subscription!

The Pragmatic Guide to Subversion presents 48 essential tasks for your Subversion success. Stripping away the exhaustive details of reference books, this guide gives you a shortcut to the Subversion master’s recommended set of best practices. With this book, you can get to the good parts quickly, and be more productive and effective.

Subversion sets the standard in version control systems. Championed by open-source developers, Subversion is behind some of today’s biggest and most important software, including Apache, FreeBSD, Ruby, and MediaWiki. But more than just a tool for open-source collaboration, Subversion has made a significant impact in the corporate IT world. Most developers will now encounter Subversion source control during their career.

As a developer, you probably have knowledge of more than one source control tool and are expected to fluidly switch between tools depending on where you are working. This book was written to bridge the gap between knowing something about version control in general and knowing about Subversion specifically.

In Pragmatic Guide to Subversion, author Mike Mason drives developers to the features and practices that have made Subversion so successful. Each of the 48 tasks selected for the book is presented as a quick two-pager, with a succinct description on the left side and a quick reference on the right. The book is designed for experienced developers who know how to learn and want to get straight to the tricks and traps they’d otherwise learn by trial and error.

Subversion started life as a command-line tool but graphical clients are now extremely popular and can offer a lot of extra power. For every task in Pragmatic Guide to Subversion, you get to see how to carry out the task via the regular command-line client as well as the TortoiseSVN graphical client for Windows, and the Cornerstone graphical client for Mac.

Whether or not you’ve used other version control tools, you’ll learn Subversion’s popular way of working-how to access your source code, make changes, and share them with your team. Each of the development tasks selected for the book gives simple steps toward completion, paired with a clear explanation.

You won’t find a more practical approach to learning Subversion than Pragmatic Guide to Subversion.

New MantisBT Management Page

While MantisBT is a great bug tracker, there are a number of settings that aren’t available in the standard user interface. Typically you need access to the config_inc.php file on the server. Rather than make you learn PHP there is a new management page available from your settings page:

Click the “Manage Global Settings” link and you’ll see the new options you can control.
Allow Signup controls the ability of end users to request a MantisBT account on your system. This is turned off by default.
The various email settings apply in different places around the system.
You may want to change the “From” and “Return Path” settings to your email so you are notified when messages bounce and your users can get a hold of you easier.
Thanks and let me know of any other settings you’d like to see here.

Subversion Hosting Now Available is proud to announce the release of our Subversion Hosting plan. Like all our other plans it features 1 Gb disk space, unlimited repositories, unlimited users in each repository, a simple interface for creating repositories and managing users, and daily off-site backups.

The Subversion only price is a low $2.50/month. However, you can bundle Subversion with Bugzilla Hosting or MantisBT Hosting for only $10/month.

Our 14 day free trial will let you get a feel for our service and let you get everything setup at no cost – no credit card required! Go ahead, give it a try.