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Re: [OT] Re: [BUG] The client can't use a different directory than .svn

From: Benjamin Pflugmann <benjamin-svn-dev_at_pflugmann.de>
Date: 2003-12-12 19:08:52 CET

On Fri 2003-12-12 at 09:46:21 -0700, Ryan Hunt wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2003, at 7:13 AM, Mike Mason wrote:
> >So, as a maintainer, can I simply check out the disk images I wish to
> >work on on a particular day? Do I really need to be able to see all of
> >those disk images at once? Can you organise the set of disk images
> >into different directories, allowing me as a maintainer to just check
> >out a subset of those images? Subversion keeps pristine copies of all
> >the files in a WC, so for a 200G disk on a workstation you can have
> >100G of files checked out. That's 50 - 300 disk images.
> >
> If it was just the maintainer that would be fine, but there are users
> as well.

But you say below that the users are not changing anything.

> >I agree that snapshots are not quite what you want, but I also reckon
> >a WC with 500 users is not what you want either. Having binary files
> >checked into source control causes problems when multiple people
> >change them, because they cannot be merged, so you need some form of
> >locking. A single WC as the locking mechanism sounds like overkill
> >though!
> The disk images are read only for all but the maintainer group of not
> more than 5-10 people. The rest just read the files.

For read-only users, the Subversion part of the WC does not matter.
You could use an exported tree as well, theoretically.

So give your users a shared WC or export of your tree, on that 5TB
disk array, and give your maintainers each his/her own WC to work
with, which needs only to hold the images they currently work on.
No (writeable) shared WCs needed. Or did I miss something?



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Received on Fri Dec 12 19:09:48 2003

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