An ASP.NET application that provides a view of all repositories available in an
Apache HTTP server. It may run under Apache,
with the ASP.NET module, or under
Why did this project come to life?
In older versions of Subversion, when
you configure an Apache server to make available a number of Subversion repositories,
you just can't know which repositories are available simply by browsing the website.
The Apache's module did not take care of this. It used to only let you browse the
repository itself by providing an HTML view of it. This way you have to know beforehand
the URL of the repository you want to browse.
SubPortal complements the browsing functionality provided by the old module by
presenting a list of repositories available in the Apache HTTP server. It reads the HTTP
server configuration file looking for <location url-path|url>
directives that contains inner SVNParentPath directives.
Each <location url-path|url> directive
represents a domain. Based on the url-path|url,
SVNParentPath and AuthName,
it builds a list of repositories grouped by domain.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The 1.3 version of Subversion now ships with a feature
whose purpose overlaps (almost entirely) that of this project. I'll evaluate it to decide
whether or not I should keep this project going on. Anyway, this project can be an alternative
to Subversion's feature. For more details, see the Enhancements and Bugfixes section of
Subversion 1.3 Release Notes.
The application runs under .NET 1.1. I have used Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 to develop
it, but I think you may use the Express editions also (though 2003 versions are not available for
download anymore at Microsoft's web site). For unit tests, I used NUnit
and also NMock.