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re: Multiple users without setting up subversion server?

From: Paul Fenney <fenney_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-05 17:33:08 CEST

Patrik Rydberg wrote:

> Hello there!

> I'm using subversion in a windows network. Now, I want more people to be
> able to access the subversion repository. The repository is on our
> server, and I access it through the file://-protocol, so i have mapped
> the directory where the repository is located as a network drive, and
> just connect to that from the client.
> Now, the question is, if more users would connect and work with that
> same repository from their clients using the file://-protocol, would
> that work, or is there some risk that simultaneous checkins might mess
> up the repository or something like that? I could of course set up a
> server-process on our file server, but that one is pretty full of stuff
> as it is, so I would rather not...

We used this set-up for a while on a few small jobs, when we were
first learning svn (we used TortoiseSVN exclusively).

It works, for sure. However as your repositories/jobs/users grow,
file:// becomes increasingly slow and inadqeuate. When I took control
of things and set up svnserve things got about 20x faster.

My advice is to set up svnserve, it's light and stable.

Paul F

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