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Re: Where/How to get a Test Subversion Server

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 23:19:01 +0200

On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 01:40:11PM -0700, Geoff Hoffman wrote:
> Sort of off topic of this thread, but even though I've used SVN for years,
> the idea of running it locally without a server never occurred to me. I
> thought 'distributed repositories' was Git's only/main benefit over SVN,
> but if you have a local repository, I'm guessing you can work/commit
> locally, then svn switch to your remote/work repository to commit to the
> shared/compay repo? Is that right?

No. In Subversion, revision numbers are per-repository.
Your local repository has a distinct revision number space from the
shared/company repository. So each repository is its own universe.

In Git revisions are global across multiple repositories.
A universe is made up of a number of repositories, each cloned from
one another.

The file:// access method is intended for testing purposes mostly.
Though nothing prevents you from working with a repository locally
via file:// for a while, and later network this same repository to
the world, for instance via https.
Received on 2011-10-29 23:19:40 CEST

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