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Re: traveling with subversion

From: Sean Moss-Pultz <sean_at_moss-pultz.com>
Date: 2005-11-16 16:00:59 CET

On 2005/11/16, at 下午 10:46, Mark Shead wrote:

>> My team is planning about a 2 to 3 week field test during which
>> we will need to maintain a synced >code base. Currently we are
>> using subversion but we will not have access to this server on
>> the road.
>> We are all going to be using notebooks. my is a powerbook so i
>> could easily install a subversion >server but then I'm not sure if
>> it's possible to merge this new repository back into our existing
>> one >at work. It would be very important for us as work would be
>> done on both repositories. Do you know if >this would be possible?
>> This is why I was thinking SVK could be a good solution.
> Another possibility would be to use svnadmin dump when you get back
> to get only the changes made while you were gone, you could then
> load back into the original repository using svnadmin load. You'd
> want to test this as well to make sure it works as you expect.
> The easiest solution would be to make sure that no one changes the
> original repository while you are gone (take it off line or make it
> read only). If you can do that it would be a simple matter to
> create your traveling repository using the output of an svnadmin
> dump and then simply load your repository over the original (after
> you back it up of course) when you get home.

Unfortunately this is just not possible. Both places to need to be
able to work concurrently.

> SVK might do exactly what you want, but I'm not familiar with it.
> What method you use, I would encourage you to test it out
> thoroughly before you leave, so you don't discover things on the road.

I've been reading up on svk for past hour or so. It does seem to be
just what I'm looking for. If it works out well I will post my
methodology to this list.

Thanks everyone for the help.


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