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Re: 2 users sharing same working copy

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:43:52 +0100

On 23 September 2010 16:24, Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com> wrote:
>> I started using TortoiseSVN as a simple way to keep track of my
>> changes to source code while working as a one-person team.  I have
>> a
>> single repository with many directories, each of which contains a
>> project.  The repository and working files are located on my hard
>> drive.  We recently hired a second developer and I have shared my
>> working files with her.  Up until now, I've monitored the changes
>> she's made and committed them myself.  She cannot see the status of
>> the files from her PC, even though TortoiseSVN is installed.  I
>> would
>> like her to be able to commit her own changes and be able to see
>> which
>> files have been modifed and which not.
>>
>> I understand that it's probably more to the point of the software
>> to
>> set up a server and have her checkout her own working copy and
>> commit
>> her changes to the repo but in my mind it's overly complicated for
>> our
>> purposes.  (We would each have to verify that the other had not
>> made
>> changes and checkout a fresh copy every time we did any work on a
>> project?).  I set up the server and had this working so don't think
>> it's out of laziness or ignorance that I'm not into it.
>>
>> Any advice is nice,
>
> Frankly setting up svnserver to run as a service on your PC will take you no more than 30 minutes following the red-book directions.
>
> Or, even simpler share out your repository and your co-worker can check out from there.

No, don't ever do that.

http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/faq.html#reponoserver

Sharing a working copy is almost as bad as you can overwrite each
other's changes.

Setting up svnserve or apache and using separate local working copies
is the only sensible way to go if you have two people working
together.

Simon

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