relocating an SVN repository

Had a problem relocating (i.e. pointing to a new URL or Path) a checked-out subversion repository with

svn switch –relocate FROM TO

It kept reporting that my old path (FROM) was ‘not the root of the repository’.

Thanks to Nelson I was reminded to use the svn info command to see exactly where svn believes the repository currently is pointing to and then substituted this path into the FROM argument.

2010: The Year to Crystallize Cloud Strategy

Software companies must embark on clear-cut, long-term plans for the cloud era in order to play a role in business computing during the next decade.

Markets: Bubble warning | The Economist

Markets are too dependent on unsustainable government stimulus. Something’s got to give

via Markets: Bubble warning | The Economist.

“THE effect of free money is remarkable. A year ago investors were panicking and there was talk of another Depression. Now the MSCI world index of global share prices is more than 70% higher than its low in March 2009.”

The Economist

Google: The Nature of the Other Juggernaut | The Virtual Circle

A lot of virtual ink has been spilt over the putative demise of Microsoft, or at least their interminable slide into irrelevancy.

Robin Bloor joins the fray… Google: The Nature of the Other Juggernaut | The Virtual Circle.

Integration — the hidden requirement in SAAS deployments

Two cloud-based companies working to streamline the integration process:


Cast Iron Systems | Cast Iron Systems.

How well such off the shelf integration efforts work is unclear. If it’s more than a case of connecting one well known cloud service to another then the integration effort can be a major source of complexity, expense and risk.