The number of committers to our SVN repository and the sheer amount of activity have both skyrocketed this past year. Sun now has over 25 active contributors and Liferay, Inc. has been hiring key developers from all over the world as well. While that means increased productivity overall, it also means that SVN responsiveness is now much more important than it used to be.
SourceForge's SVN services served us well for many years, but now it's time we had our own SVN hardware.
As of yesterday, all SVN write access to SourceForge has been turned off. Committers must now commit to a new SVN repository which will have its changes pushed to SourceForge. That means SourceForge will continue to serve as our public mirror, but committers will have to use another URL.
So if you're a committer and wondered why your commit access stopped working, do this:
svn switch --relocate https://lportal.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/lportal svn://svn.liferay.com/repos/public
Your login will no longer by your SourceForge account, but will now be your www.liferay.com screen name and password. Just log into www.liferay.com and on log in, your credentials will automatically be propagated to our SVN server.
And don't worry about your WOL or Ohloh stats. We'll be syncing the SVN author names for everyone.
For those who just want read access to our code, please continue to check it out on SF.net. It'll usually be 10-20 minutes delayed since we use another application called SVK to sync our SVN repositories.