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RapidSVN Portable

seba (Homepage) - May 19, 2008 - 9:41am
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Application: RapidSVN
Category: Development
Description: RapidSVN is a cross-platform GUI front-end for the Subversion revision system.

RapidSVN is a cross-platform GUI front-end for the Subversion revision system ( written in C++ using the wxWidgets GUI framework. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License.

After you download this launcher place it in the appropriate folder (ie. X:\PortableApps\RapidSVNPortable) and then execute it. It will prompt you for the location of the rapidsvn on your pc from where it will copy necessary files, and your ready to go.

You can download launcher from here:
RapidSVN Portable

Here is the paf installer:



  • Fixed download links


  • Created paf installer for the launcher.


  • Initial release.

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works well

This version works pretty well and remember the bookmark.


small bug

There is a small bug when it prompts you where to copy the RapidSVN source files from. If you click Cancel on that folder select dialog box it will wait a few seconds and then begin to copy some (dont' think random) folder. For me it starts to copy my entire flash drive into the PortableApps\RapidSVNPortable\App\RapidSVN directory.

You are right

I will fix this. For now don't change you mind Smiling about file copy.

And command line svn version?

I'd also like to install the command line client alongside this.

Has anyone created a portable version of svn.exe? I understand it does update the registry...



Re: And command line svn version?

As far as I know there is no portable svn.exe. But I think it does not access registry. Maybe installer writes to registry uninstall keys and it puts exe to path, but if you put all files in one folder it should work.

Is This still in development?


I am wondering is this still being updated? It seems like it has not been updated since May.


the launcher is working. And if something is working there is no need to fix it Smiling I'm not supplying the app (RapidSVN) you must download it and install it on you home pc. When you run launcher (you must put on the flash drive in the portableapps program files) for the first time he will copy necessary files to the flash drive. When there is new version of the app you need to replace (overwrite) old files.


Broken link

The paf file link it's broken



link is ok now

Problems with apache!

Hello! I'm using apache 2.2 with mod_dav_svn and mod_authz_svn. All the repositories are login/password protected for reading and editing.

And when I tried to checkout a new working copy, it doesn't ask for password and automatically gives this message:

Execute: Checkout
Error: Error while performing action: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/Impuesto'
PROPFIND of '/svn/Impuesto': authorization failed (http://localhost)

I hadn't tested in svnserve but I guess it will be the same.

Hope we can solve this!


right click on the bookmark

and select login Smiling

It's not working

Hello! thanks for the answer but it didn't work. I'm saying that when you click: "checkout new working copy", it doesn't ask for password. It should ask for one.


May be your server is not setup correctly

try this repository
when I try to check out it ask for user and pass.
(Repository->Checkout... option)

Found a partial solution

Hello, well i think it's a bug of the checkout. but i found a temporal solution:

1. Right click on bookmarks
2. click Add Existing working copy
3. Chose an empty folder, when you select the empty folder it will give you an error:

Error: Error while updating filelist ('d:\Documents and Settings\ROMANJP\Escritorio\FER\svn-win32-1.4.4\WorkingCopies\XXX2' is not a working copy
Can't open file 'd:\Documents and Settings\ROMANJP\Escritorio\FER\svn-win32-1.4.4\WorkingCopies\XXX2\.svn\entries': El sistema no puede hallar la ruta especificada. )

The error it's in spanish but it says: the system can't find the .svn path inside the directory.

4. Now right click in the bookmark you just created, an click checkout new working copy, choose the repository path and in the destination folder choose the bookmark you created.


1. add existing workin copy -> C:\work (It gives you the error)
2. on the new bookmark rignh click -> checkout new working copy
3. repository: http://localhost/svn/repo1 ; destination folder: c:\work
4. IT WILL ASK YOU FOR PASSWORD Laughing out loud

Hope this can help


RapidSvn Portable connect trough Proxy


Hope this can help!

I was investigating and found the "servers" file in:

%\RapidSVN\Data\UserProfile\Program data\Subversion\servers

I edited it and wrote:

http-proxy-host = 129.X.X.X
http-proxy-port = 80


RapidSVN Portable: no

RapidSVN stores its settings in a section of the registry which only administrators can write to. Thus, without complex registry hooking which we don't do here, RapidSVN Portable is impossible.

Quite frankly, I reckon this RapidSVN Portable project should just be dropped completely.

Why don't you try my Subcommander Portable?

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

I will try


Well, I'm in a computer where i don't have permision to write the registry, and i found a solution to the issue I had )it's in the previous post) and worked for me!

Thanks for the subcommander portable link, i will try it.

Bye Laughing out loud


Vote for true portable RapidSVN

Please go to

and vote for a true portable RapidSVN solution.

Not the issue

The issue is purely that it stores its settings in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. And as far as passwords are concerned, that it uses the Subversion library. (It can't help that though.)

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

What happened to the installer link above?

It looks like the install link is broken for RapidSVN_Portable_0.9.6.0.paf.exe?! I would really like to find out where it went so I can use it. Anybody have any ideas?

Arwen Vaughan

Not portable

As I explained above, it's not really portable as it requires administrative privileges to keep its settings. What's more it's not in the current Format. I would recommend that you use Subcommander Portable; I didn't find it too bad to work with when I was using SVN repositories.

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1


Thank you for the information. I will check out Subcommander Portable.

By the way, this is an incredible site and a great idea. Thanks again!!!

Arwen Vaughan

new version

new version of rapid is out:
RapidSvn v12.1
can you update?

Classified as Malware

I can't download the installer as Symantec endpoint protection classifies it as Malware.

I downloaded the installer, created a RapidSVNportable folder and put the Launcher in that.

I added an App and a Data directory.

In App/RapidSVN I have everything from the local RapidSVN installation.

When I launch RapidSVN and try to add an existing working copy I get a "Browse For Folder" window, which is pretty much empty. Just under "Folder" there is the word "UserProfile".

What next?