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[Discuss] SVN server - What hardware do I need?

I was just relooking at the OP's original message..

"Many of the developers are remote, and use VNC to get onto the box, and do
their checkouts and builds locally on that one machine.  One
"performance" improvement may come from using NX instead of VNC, as I've
heard the former is even more responsive than the latter".

Question for Greg, are these developers using Windows or Linux. Screen would be an option on a Linux workstation.

The other very relevant question is to separate the build environment from the SVN environment where I don't have that much experience.

On 04/22/2013 01:32 PM, joe at wrote:
> man screen
> *----- Original Message -----*
> *From:* "Jerry Feldman" <gaf at>
> *Sent:* Mon, April 22, 2013 7:34
> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] SVN server - What hardware do I need?
> On 04/21/2013 08:09 PM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
> >> From: at  <javascript:bodyCreateMail('')>  [mailto:discuss-
> >> at  <javascript:bodyCreateMail('')>] On Behalf Of Tom Metro
> >>
> >> VNC? I've done plenty of remote coding via SSH, but not VNC. What's the
> >> underlying circumstances that are motivating that choice?
> > In my case:  Users want an IDE.  They also want to be able to suspend / resume their remote session, and simply continue after they get home or whatever.  They want to be able to reboot and sleep their laptops, and travel, without losing context.
> >
> > Yes, if you can offload the build process to their laptop, that's great.  But there are a lot of reasons people might not want to do that.
> VNC allows for this. The login is done locally on the server by the VNC
> server process. The VNC client simply connects. So, you can start a
> build while in the office logged in via your laptop. You can close the
> VNC client (or the PC sleep will cause it to close). At home, start up
> your VPN, start your VNC client (We use UltraVNC) and the build will
> still be running or will have finished. This is another advantage of VNC
> over Putty/Exceed (not excel - I mistyped).

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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