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Re: How to checkout from shared directory

From: Patrick Smears <patrick.smears_at_ensoft.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-05 00:50:28 CET

On Tue, 4 Jan 2005, Martin J. Stumpf wrote:

> I thought that placing the repo on a shared directory was discouraged
> due to locking issues.
> Is that only a limitation for creating the repository? ie. co and ci are
> fine on a share?

As others have pointed out, they will work fine on a share, but there are
other reasons why this is in general to be discouraged. These may not
apply if the developers are always working on separate directories, but if
(for example) they're working on separate files in the same directory,
it's all to easy to perform a 'commit' on the directory, and inadvertently
commit someone else's in-progress changes...

Generally the best way of working in this situation is to have a separate
working copy for each developer, and (cunningly) set up the web server to
have a virtual host per developer, rooted at the developer's working copy.
That way, each developer can try out their own changes, including
generated pages etc, without the risk of trampling over and/or committing
someone else's work...


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