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Re: Hook script for sync via FTP

From: Daniel Falk <dan.svnlist_at_mbx.zapto.org>
Date: 2007-08-17 02:58:59 CEST


The difference between this and svnsync is that svnsync, from what I
understand, will mirror a repository from one svn server to another.
Svn2ftp is designed to work more like a controlled export. It doesn't
replicate the repository, just the head revision of the repository. And
it works over FTP, which I believe is different as well.

A good example of where this might be useful could be a large website in
a subversion repository, where once a change is committed needs to show
up on a remote server for preview.

Thanks for your response. Let me know what you think.

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Thanks for posting the script.
> Normally we include things like this in the contrib/ area. But in
> this case, what is its advantage over the 'svnsync' functionality now
> present in Subversion? I think that might do exactly what this script
> does...
> -Karl
> Daniel Falk <dan.svnlist@mbx.zapto.org> writes:
>> I have written a python script that I have found very useful for some
>> of my own repositories and would like to contribute it to the
>> community. I am attaching it. Since it is a script I hope it doesn't
>> get blocked.
>> My script is called svn2ftp.py and it will ftp changed files,
>> directories and deletions between revisions, using svn diff
>> --summarize to know what to sync. It holds onto the last successful
>> sync's revision number so it will always sync the correct stuff even
>> if it fails for some reason.
>> I wrote this to work on my Linux system. I don't know if it will work
>> on other platforms yet. It requires both pysvn and python subversion
>> bindings currently. I don't know whether it can be trimmed down to
>> only having one of these dependencies. Hopefully someone else knows.
>> This is my first time writing a python script, so I don't expect that
>> I did everything right. Which brings up a question. How are these
>> contributed scripts maintained? Are they made part of the main
>> subversion repository, which developers can submit patches to?
>> Thanks,
>> Dan

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