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Re: Switching between multiple repositories

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-13 18:52:46 CET

On Mar 13, 2005, at 11:12 AM, Kenny Leung wrote:

> Hi All.
>
> I'm wondering if this is possible, or advised:
>
> This is problem is much like checking in to your own working branch of
> code before merging into the trunk, except your working branch is NOT
> in the same repository as the trunk.
>
> The master repository is on the network somewhere. However, I like to
> work on my notebook a lot, and I would like to be able to checkpoint
> my code when I'm off the network. The ideal thing would be to be able
> to do a checkout with the master server, then svn switch to a local
> repository on my notebook. ...do some work, a few check-ins... When I
> get back on the network, I can switch back to the trunk, then check in
> my changes to the master repository.
>

Congrats, you've just re-discovered one of the main the motivations for
a whole slew of "distributed" version control systems. Subversion is
not one of them. :-)

svk is distributed, and is built on top of Subversion. It sounds like
that's what you want. Look at http://svk.elixus.org

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