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Re: subversion in the news

From: Zack Weinberg <zack_at_codesourcery.com>
Date: 2002-03-14 20:18:45 CET

On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 05:16:20AM -0800, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 08:43:01PM -0800, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> >...
> > The distributed-repository stuff I'm most interested in is variants on
> > your use-case #2. But let me start with a situation you didn't
> > mention:
> >
> > 0. An organization wishes to maintain read-only mirrors of its
> > Subversion repository. These are either to take the load of
> > anonymous users off the master, or to reduce the bandwith demand of
> > geographically-distant users at some expense in latency.
>
> Um. Why don't you just use a caching proxy for this? It is transparent to
> the user, and drops a lot of load off the master.

I didn't think of that, coming at this from the CVS universe instead
of the HTTP universe. However, Darryl has a point; periodically
updated static mirrors are also useful. It does look like the DB
replication facility would be better for that than the copy operation,
though.

zw

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