The Subversion repository I use at work is hosted by java.net. Performance is generally on the slow side, but lately, the server is frequently going down. The most recent outage was more than 24 hours. Since Subversion is a centralized version control system, server uptime is critical. Without access to the server, we can’t view logs, commit, merge, or update.
Why is performance so bad? Why does the server keep failing? Sun and CollabNet have been responsive (thank you Sonya and Eric!) but mainly all we hear is “we’re working on it”.
The outages are costing us. If service doesn’t improve, we need to move to another provider. SourceForge sounds hopeful, especially since we can directly migrate over our Subversion repository and, eventually, switch to a dVCS like Mercurial.