I have been playing around with a sample project, mostly at this point for my own amusement, and to try out some ideas I have. I had started hosting this on GoogleCode, as I have many of my applications now on Google on a day to day basis.
GoogleCode isn't bad as a Subversion host, but one of the limitations they built into the system is that all projects are public.
Now I have no problem with people seeing my code, or playing with it, but at least initially it's mostly hacky framework and solution structure stuff, and of no interest to anyone till it gets some meat on it's bones. It even had the MVC default project in it to start with, and somebody asked what on earth I was doing with validation logic in my controllers :)
Anyway, I looked around a bit for another Subversion host, and came across XP-Dev. Not only do they provide free Subversion hosting, and a project tracker/planner comparable to GoogleCode, they also allow you to mark projects as private.
So for now I have switched to XP-Dev, and so far I'm sure the response is faster than GoogleCode. The guy behind it seems pretty open and helpful, and he is actively asking for feedback and input into how the site should evolve. If you are looking for a Subversion host, free and flexible, give XP-Dev a go.
02-03-2009 8:12 AM