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Re: Multiple Subversion Repositories / Federated Repositories

From: <michel.brabants_at_euphonynet.be>
Date: 2006-12-15 15:51:26 CET


I'm no subversion-specialist, but I know that the coda-filesyztem has
support for this kind of behaviour. However, it needs a subversion-handler
to resolve subversion-specific conflict-situations. Coda is designed to
work when servers (also server/server, ... I think) and/or clients become
disconnected. http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu/.

I hope this helps and it is amybesome promotion for coda. However, it
would be nice if there would be a subversion-handler for coda. I have to
tell however, that I only looked at coda, but haven't used it myself. At
the moment it may be that the filesize-limit may be annoying. The
handler-code isn't maybe ready for production use yet (last time I looked:
couple of months ago). You should determine for youself if Coda is ok for
you ...



> Good morning,
> I have a question regarding maintaining multiple synchronized Subversion
> repositories or in other words a Federated Repository
> We have a distributed development team (one in Canada and another in
> India), where each team has the ability to update and commit code to our
> code repository. Subversion includes a number of benefits for minimizing
> the amount of data being sent in / out of the repository on commits,
> however due to the type of connection that our India team has (very slow
> and unreliable) it makes sense to have a federated repository setup.
> When I say federated repository, I mean that each team (Canada / India)
> both have a working master copy of the repository of essentially the
> same repository. Each team could treat their repository as a local
> repository and check code into / out of the repository, thus mitigating
> any WAN network issues since the repositories are essentially local to
> that team. However, in this case Subversion would do all of the work in
> keeping those two repositories in sync. There would be of course
> situations where there would be conflicts on synchronization, but those
> could be handled manually.
> synsync is not a solution for this problem in that synsync creates
> read-only mirrors and would not allow one of the teams to make commits
> to their local repository.
> Any direction or assistance on this would be greatly appreciated.
> Steve Whatmore
> Technical Lead Web Development
> Sigma Software Solutions
> 55 York St., Suite 1100
> Toronto, ON
> M5J 1R7
> Phone: 416.368.2000 x2293
> Email: stevenw@sigmasoft.ca <mailto:stevenw@sigmasoft.ca>
> MSN: steven.whatmore@hotmail.com <mailto:steven.whatmore@hotmail.com>
> Web: www.sigmasoft.ca <http://www.sigmasoft.canorthplains.com/>
> Skype: steven.whatmore <callto://steven.whatmore/>

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