Compacting VirtualBox disks

For my development tasks I often use VirtualBox, mostly for testing purposes. Sadly though, installing multiple operating systems consumes quite a lot of disk space, so I need some way to keep the virtual disks small. Because you can use auto expanding virtual disks you might think they will automatically shrink if you reduce the … Continue reading Compacting VirtualBox disks


Subversion: protocol and beyond

Subversion is a wonderful open source VCS (Version Control System), but it's rarely used at its best. Just taking in consideration the server configuration one of the nice features it provides is the ability to encapsulate the proprietary svn protocol inside ssh to add security and a lot more. Such configuration publishes URLs of svn+ssh:// type, is … Continue reading Subversion: protocol and beyond