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Re: File Protocol SVN over 'Remote Desktop Connection'

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-07 12:39:56 CEST

On 7/7/06, Scott Morris <scott@4mation.com.au> wrote:
> Half because I'm somewhat lazy and half because I don't want to
> complicate SVN which has been working wonderfully, I can't be bothered
> to set up a proper SVN server using the SVN protocl or whatever it is.
> Is it possible to set up a repository on a windows server, and then do
> check outs by setting up a Remote Desktop Connection enabling disk
> drives thereby hopefully allowing the file protocol to work???

Are you able to access any other file in this manner (UNC path, mapped
drive, etc.)? If so, then probably. If not, then no.

> Just wondering if people do this at all, and if there are any
> complications I should expect...

Depending on how you access this server, you might have issues with
your working copy due to a change in IP, drive letter, or path on the
"server" to the repository. If you use a proper SVN server, you
abstract this from the working copy and make moving the server or the
repository on the server much simpler and safer.

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