Here’s the scenario, I decided to try out Subversion as a source control repository on a Windows Server 2008 server, attached to a Win Server 2008 domain, with ISA Server forwarding HTTP traffic. After doing a little bit of research, I decided to give VisualSVN Server a try. If you don’t know it, it’s a very small footprint product produced by VisualSVN Limited, that installs Subversion and an Apache server, on Windows, to handle the HTTP connection to SVN (Subversion).
The product installed and configured very easily, ‘hats off’ to VisualSVN, and I was immediately able to connect to it from internal on my network. There are a few self-explanatory questions that are posed in the installation wizard. Tough things like where do you want to store your repositories. ;) (If you’re going to use a file share as a repository, make sure that you use the UNC and not a mapped drive.)
I’m amazed that I’ve come across yet another tech product that is actually behaving as advertised. Is it just me, or is that odd???
Not the fault of VisualSVN, I began to run into configuration issues when I tried to route the traffic through ISA Server.
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Welcome back and onto part III of this installation guide. This installment will document installing Visual Studio .NET 2008 and also discuss the additional software that is advised to facilitate MOSS development.
Parts one and two can be found here:
Tutorial: Creating A MOSS Development Environment Part I – SQL Server Installation
Tutorial: Creating A MOSS Development Environment Part II – MOSS Installation
If you’re following along, great, and if you’re just coming across this entry because you wanted a sample of the software to install in the environment to facilitate development, that’s great too. I hope this entry helps. Installing Visual Studio .NET is pretty straight forward, the only thing I do different than the standard install is change the installation path, and remove SQL Express since we installed that during step one, so before I move onto documenting that, I’ll list the software that I add to development environments.
Software to add to your MOSS Development Environments
BDC Metadata Manager
Fiddler HTTP Debugger
Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar
Lutz Roeder’s .NET Reflector
Microsoft Office 2007
Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSeWSS)
Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (VSTO)
WSS 3.0 SDK
MOSS 2007 SDK
From the above software list, everything is either included with your MSDN License (hopefully you have one) or available as a free download, with the exception of BDC Metadata Manager. However for BDC Meta Man, you can download a light-weight free version of the product that will allow you demonstrate functionality.
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