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Re: Subversion presentation at Silicon Valley Linux Users Group

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-04-07 23:37:48 CEST

Jon Stevens <jon@latchkey.com> writes:
> on 4/6/01 12:01 PM, "Karl Fogel" <kfogel@collab.net> wrote:
>
> > The #1 message I'd say we got out of it is that quite a few people
> > want distributed repository functionality. Not 1.0, obviously, but
> > it's something people are hungry for.
>
> Do you think this need might be a result of cvs being too slow for people to
> use in a truly distributed fashion because of all of the network stuff it
> has to deal with?
>
> In other words, is it feasible to consider that because Subversion generates
> less network i/o that the need for distributed repositories will become less
> and less over time?

Red Hat has an office in the UK which frequently does work on a
repository served from California. Certainly Subversion's improved
network usage will help in some cases, but I think having a read-only
cache of the repo --- perhaps one that actively watched for and
downloaded commits from the master repo, to reduce first-request
latency --- on their office LAN would still make a big difference to
them.
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