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Setting Up Redmine: SVN Repositories Timing Out When Attempting to View

When setting up Redmine as a project management system you might run into an issue after configuring the SVN repository for a project. If the SVN project already exists and there are a bunch of commits typically when browsing to the repository for the first time it will time out. Usually when it does time out it will display in your browser as a 503 error. Below I discuss configuring the SVN repository and then running a rake task to resolve the browser time out issue.

First lets set up the SVN repository following the directions below.

  1. Open Redmine Project: After you have created a Redmine project that the SVN repository will belong to browse to that project  in a browser.

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My Firefox Add-ons

I’ve been using Firefox add-ons for years now and now dwindled down to the ones I used most often: ColorZilla (grab color from any web site) Ctrl-Tab (thumbnails of all open tabs – kinda slow when you have a bunch of tabs open) Drag & Drop.io (very convenient file sharing) Firebug (makes CSS infinitely easier…