SVN Client deprecated?

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sarcanon
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SVN Client deprecated?

Post by sarcanon » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:53 am

Hello. I just installed OxygenXML v 21.0, and discovered that at the bottom of the Tools menu, it reads "SVN Client (deprecated)". which shocked me considerably since I rely on this tool quite a bit.

I checked the What's New page (https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/whats_new.html), and it says nothing about the SVN Client being deprecated. The only mention of SVN at all is to say "Updated the bundled SVN client to use SVNKit 1.8.15.".

Can someone please explain what is going on?

Thank you.

florin
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Re: SVN Client deprecated?

Post by florin » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:23 pm

Hello,

According to our documentation, our Syncro SVN Client application is only compatible with Subversion 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8 versions, that are currently out-dated and out of support (the last security fix available for version 1.8 being released in August 2017).

For this reason, we decided to make our users aware of that by labeling it as deprecated. This is an indication that we are not undergoing further development on this feature in order to support newer versions of Subversion. Although it is not our intention to eliminate this feature, without supporting newer Subversion versions it may eventually be phased out naturally. But until this happens, there is no reason to worry and you can continue to use it as explicitly stated in the documentation, to the extent that the current version is sufficient for you (and you do not need compatibility with a newer version of a Subversion server).

Best regards,
Florin
Florin Avram
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piwiaus
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Re: SVN Client deprecated?

Post by piwiaus » Wed May 15, 2019 4:17 am

Also just caught up with the deprecated status of the svn client. Saddened by the decision. This has been the tool of choice for the entire team of writers.

sarcanon
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Re: SVN Client deprecated?

Post by sarcanon » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:59 am

Just to add a coda to this thread, my SVN hosting service (CloudForge) closed down earlier this month, and I was forced to decide where to move my repos. I had not previously considered GitHub since they didn't offer private repositories. However, at some point, that policy changed and now they do.

I have since migrated all my former SVN repos to GitHub with minimal effort and I now use both the Git Client add-on in OxygenXML and the git command-line client to interact with all my repositories. This new arrangement works very well and I don't miss Subversion at all.

Radu
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Re: SVN Client deprecated?

Post by Radu » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:30 am

Hi,

Thanks for sharing this. If you encounter any problems with our Git add-on or want to suggest fixes, you can add issues here:

https://github.com/oxygenxml/oxygen-git-plugin

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
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