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Re: SVN is not truly distributed?

From: Steven Shaw <steven_shaw_at_iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2002-08-08 12:42:09 CEST


There seem to be afew configuration mangagement systems on the brew at the
moment: subversion, opencm, stellation ....

I've read a bit about OpenCM. It has had support for disconnected commits
(aka commit to local repository). Unfortunately that functionality has been
disabled in the initial public release (pending a stable version, I think).
It uses Xdelta compression although doesn't seem to use Josh MacDonald's
library but reimplements a slightly altered algorithm. The systems makes
heavy use of cryptographic hashes (for globally unique names). In opencm
there is no server-side support for directories. I think this is opencm's
primary weakness. I think this leads to a bloated repository (which one one
report I read was being fixed? with compression/gzip). I could be way wrong.
The information at their website is a good read. It probably holds useful
information for Subversion gurus who want to think about adding distributed

I'll be sure to check out the Stellation homepage, too!

Cheers, Steve.

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