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Re: Subversion presentation at Silicon Valley Linux Users Group

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-04-08 19:37:15 CEST

Bob Miller <kbob@jogger-egg.com> writes:
> Jim Blandy wrote:
> > 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.
> One of the points Greg (Stein) made at the SVLUG talk is that if you
> want read-only replication, you can use a squid proxy cache.

Well, there's a bit more work needed. To handle update requests
helpfully, your cache needs to be able to answer requests for deltas
between different versions, not just the texts themselves. So those
caches are going to have to be pretty smart --- if the caches can
produce deltas, I'd call that a distributed repository.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:28 2006

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