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Re: Question regarding server

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:21:22 -0500

> From: Marie Trahan [mailto:mariejt90_at_yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:24 PM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Question regarding server
>
>
>
> I use SVN at work all the time so am very familiar with how it works. I am
> working on a project for the local high school for which we would like to
> have many people be able to access a document without changing it, with one
> owner changing it often so I thought SVN would be a good application by
> which to do this.
>
> My question is if I set up a "server" on my PC at home (if I am reading the
> user's guide correctly), when I send out the URL will others be able to
> access it or would I have to create some sort of web address? (that is
> beyond my knowledge base).
>

You should probably not set up a server on your home PC. It would be
possible to send them an IP address to connect to; but this IP would
change every time your computer restarts or disconnects from the
Internet for most ISPs around.

If you really need version control, why not use a free hosting site
like Google Code? If you use a different system like Mercurial or Git,
you could also use BitBucket or Github. You can even browse the
repositories on these sites to download individual files (or on Github
and maybe BitBucket, archives of all files) without installing any
client software.

But all these are better suited to software development. You didn't
say what sort of project you are doing, but you did mention a
"document". If you only have one document you want to share, and
especially if it is a binary file like a Word document or PDF rather
than plaintext, then as others suggest Dropbox or Google Drive or some
other "cloud storage" service is probably a better fit than a full
version control system.

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