October 18, 2006
I’m a huge fan of “pre-built” Linux servers, which let you jump right in to the fun of *nix software without worrying about installation or configuration. One I recently came across is Buildix, a Linux version control server running Subversion, Trac and Cruise Control. Although I haven’t really heard of many people using Cruise Control, Subversion and Trac are pretty much the de-facto standard for managing open source OSX projects.
Subversion is easy enough to set up on a fresh Linux install if you have some background knowledge, but in my experience Trac can be a pain. Buildix seems like a good solution for anyone who needs a source control server, but isn’t too experienced in Linux server administration.