Subversion migration

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This page will outline and detail the information required for end-users, developers, and undertakers of the task of migrating Biopython from CVS to Subversion.


Biopython Users

Content for users to be created.

Installing Subversion

Microsoft Windows

Download and install either TortoiseSVN (I have used this and recommend it -- ChrisLasher) or RapidSVN (ChrisVillareal has used this and recommends it).

Mac OS X

Download and install Subversion via Fink or the binary package.


Some distributions come with the Subversion packages by default, or they may have already been installed by your system administrator. Verify whether you have Subversion installed using `which`

user@compy$ which svn

In the above example, Subversion is installed and its executable is located within /usr/bin/.

user@compy$ which svn

On the other hand, in the above example, which svn returns nothing. This indicates Subversion is not likely installed. You or your system administrator will need to use the appropriate package manager to download and install the packages for Subversion. For example, on Ubuntu, users would execute the following:

user@compy$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install subversion

Biopython Developers

Content for Biopython developers.

Biopython Migration Strategy

Content for migration strategy.

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