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Disconnected development

From: Crucius, Wesley <WCrucius_at_sandc.com>
Date: 2004-04-05 22:36:28 CEST


I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts about how I might best handle
disconnected (from any network) development. We have folks who
occasionally have to hit the field and do several weeks of development
work without possibility of connecting, even through the internet, in
order to commit changes to our development Subversion server. The first
part of the problem is easy enough. They can create a "branch" and grab
a source snapshot, and then running a local disk-based repository makes
a lot of sense. The problem comes in when they return home and we'd
like to be able to populate the main repository tree with the branch
they've been maintaining on local disk. Is this possible, for example
with a dump of the local disk repository, then some semi-automated
massaging of the data, and then a load? Obviously we'd like to keep the
history and ideally have the branch look like a "naturally grown" branch
and not a grafted on branch...

Any suggestions? BTW, I've heard about SVK, but it sounds like an all
or nothing approach. We just want a semi-automatic mechanism because
the vast majority of our development work is done in the more
traditional LAN connected environment...

Received on Mon Apr 5 22:37:28 2004

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