This week, I searched for free online SVN repositories for closed-source projects. Of course, there are plenty of sites offering services for OpenSource projects: Google Code, SourceForge, etc. It may seem amazing, but everybody does not necessarily want to expose its code to the world.
From what I’ve found, there aren’t so many free SVN repositories around. Since it’s free and provided as a courtesy (not mentioning a thought toward upgrading to priced services later), there are some limits. Criteria are mainly:
- The amount of disk space available
- The number of projects you can store
- The number of user accounts you can create in order to access the SVN
This is my results table and it definitely not exhaustive:
|Origo||?||?||?||Origo is an OpenSource project in itself and provides both the product so you can host it yourself and online services. I couldn’t find any information on online limits though|
|XP-Dev||200||2||Unilimited||I used it once but found to my dismay they erased my account because of months of inactivity|
From a purely numerical point-of-view, and paying features aside, my pick will surely be ProjectLocker. This is not to say the others are bad but the free account has also some very interesting features:
- Unlimited Bandwidth Transfer
- SSL Encryption (very unusual for a free service)
- Redundant RAID storage and Nightly Backups
I would definitely be interested in knowing what free Subversion provider do you use for your closed-source projects.
Disclaimer: I haven’t had any contact from any person working from ProjectLocker. I’m not an employee of ProjectLocker. The following only reflects my unbiased opinion.