Subversion server is non-functional


Recently I decided to host my new project on the CodePlex because I like all integration (bug tracker, forum etc.) and site design.

But I was really disappointed by the very unstable Subversion server work last couple of days :( I can't commit code, I can't checkout; when it works (sometime), server is really slow - commit cps is about 800/1000 characters per second - haven't seen these numbers approx. 20 years, it looks like I'm using my very first phone modem on 1200 baud.

What's going on? Subversion isn't a "brand new technology" - it's an OLD but stable enough. Do you guys using some kind of internal Microsoft implementation of Subversion server?

I'd like to continue host my project here on CodePlex (I'm working with Microsoft products), but if I can't normally work with my code, I suppose to switch to Google code or GitHub - I just have no choice.

Could you please UPDATE frequently CodePlex version control servers status? I can't find any info; just got email from support but that's all.


TomCornelius wrote Mar 22, 2013 at 4:02 PM

We use SVN as a bridge to our TFS servers. We recently moved the SVN servers to Azure, and are currently stabilizing that transition, which may be why you are seeing some temporary instability. We hope to have all the lingering issues resolved soon.

In the meantime, did you know that you can use Visual Studio Team Explorer or Team Explorer Everywhere to connect to the TFS source control directly, without going through SVN? It could eliminate some of the problems you are seeing.

jwanagel wrote Mar 22, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Would you be interested in migrating your project to Git? We can convert your project for you, and our Git support is a lot faster/better then our Subverson support.

SeNS wrote Mar 22, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Thanks for the reply, guys!

jwanagel, thanks for offering but no, I'm not interested. I'm using Subversion at work and at home; for me it's just usual. My projects are not too big; I don't need Git advantages. Also, I've never had any problem with svn: at work with pro-admin, or at home where I've setup svn-service by myself.

TomCornelius , if it's temporary problems - I definitely can wait. But (as I've said before) will be nice to see servers status and work progress. Thanks for offering TFS; but I'm sorry, I still prefer svn...