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Re: Checkin/checkout via 'sneakernet'

From: John Allsup <allsupj_at_for.mat.bham.ac.uk>
Date: 2003-11-13 16:18:57 CET

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:27:31 -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman
<sussman@collab.net> wrote:

> You want the sort of model that bitkeeper, svk, or arch uses. It's a
> 'decentralized repositories' design, rather than CVS or SVN's
> centralized-repository design.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I do _not_ want full _decentralised_
I want one single repository, and a small less-than-repository
client-thingy to handle the little bit of decentralised repository
design that I want. Basically I just want to have the ability to check in
via a
non-TCP/IP network connection with indefinate latency. Going to bitkeeper
or arch
is overkill.

> The theory is that every user has a personal repository. They can
> commit to it locally, and later on, have their own repository exchange
> changesets with other repositories by "pushing" and "pulling" them at
> will. The repositories can be set up in any sort of hierarchy you want,
> and each repository remembers which changesets it already has.
Far too much decentralisation for what I want. I just want to have a
network connection with indefinate latency. How difficult is this? I'm
having a go myself once I've got my work PC with Linux set up to type my

> So my recommendation is: go try out arch or svk.
Already had a look at arch: didn't 'feel right'. For me that is
important: it tends to tell me how easily I will be able to 'scratch my
itches' with
simple intuitive solutions (when you see the problem, phrase it to
yourself, the solution
appears in your head immediately and you just stick it into the system...
I like that...)
Not being into serious developing of version systems such as subversion,
the easy
intuitive 'itch scratching' is what I'll be doing with it.


John Allsup
   blog: http://johns-thoughts.blogspot.com
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