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Re: Multiple users working on the same checkout

From: Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_lam-mpi.org>
Date: 2004-08-26 00:53:22 CEST

On Aug 25, 2004, at 6:46 PM, m christensen wrote:

>> We have a case where multiple developers sharing a single checkout is
>> a good thing -- the live docroot on a web site. We all develop in
>> our own, separate checkouts, but when we hit a stable point (which is
>> actually quite frequently), someone has to go do an "svn up" in the
>> live docroot. This is also, obviously, an SVN checkout.
>> Because of our workflow and the nature of our changes to the web site
>> (little changes in unrelated files -- it's a large web site and
>> little pieces of information change all the time), it really makes
>> sense to allow anyone in the group to be able to do an "svn up". The
>> other obvious alternative is to have only one person be able to do
>> the "svn up" in the live docroot -- which is the way it has to be now
>> -- but this has led to major bottlenecks.
> This EXACTLY What I do, BUT what you are describing in not a common
> 'working' directory.
> The rule here is absolutely NOBODY EVER edits that directory tree
> directly, the ONLY way it's
> ever changed us thru and SVN update.
> What they were talking about, applied to your situation, was to pretty
> much just letting everyone have at your live web directory and long as
> they commit regularly and skip all the 'complexity' of individual
> working copies.

Ah. From my perspective, that's a Bad Idea (TM). :D But then again,
every situation is different -- I don't know their requirements and
workflow. Perhaps I really shouldn't have jumped in the middle of the
thread like this! It was a cheap way to bring up my post from earlier
today and see if anyone could answer my question

{+} Jeff Squyres
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