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Re: traveling with subversion

From: Karl Heinz Marbaise <khmarbaise_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-11-16 21:03:26 CET

Hi Sean,

> 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.
> I was thinking that It would be possible to mirror the repository using
> svk. While we are on the road all of us could use it's distributed
> repository features. Then when we return we could merge this back into
> our main subversion repository.
> Does anyone have any experience with something like this or another setup?
As you mentioned before SVK is the tool for the Job.
The other thing is you have to create a branch for every team member on
your repos.
Then every team member will mirror the particular branch for each onto
his local notebook (svk mirror
http://svn.xxx.xx/project/branches/member1 //project/member1/branch)
after this each member has to make a local branch where each one can
work on (svk cp //project/member1/branch //project/member1/local).
Now each member can checkout the source on its notebook (at this point
you can go abroad) and work on it and checkin changes localy just using
"svk ci".

After you will be back to your companies network every member can do
and synchronizing the local changes into the repos using:
svk sm -I -l //project/member1/local //project/member1/branch
This will check in the changes you've made localy exaclty into your
repository (on the branches you've created before) incl. your log messages.
Then you have all changes on the branches for every member on companies

Then just checkout a trunk copy and merge every branch after an other in
your trunk copy.

That's it.

Kind regards.
Karl Heinz

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