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Re: How to checkout from shared directory

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-05 13:03:40 CET

Patrick Smears wrote:
> 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.
> 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...

Just to clarify, keeping the repository on a network share is OK,
provided it is in FSFS format.

Sharing a working copy between developers is possible (with care), but
very much discouraged. It is far better for every developer to have
their own working copy, normally on their local hard drive.

Simon

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