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Re: Multiple Subversion Repositories / Federated Repositories

From: Martin Scharrer <mailinglists_at_madmarty.de>
Date: 2006-12-15 15:59:01 CET

Hi Steven,

On Friday 15 December 2006 15:27, Steven Whatmore wrote:
> 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.

I don't think subversion is the right vc software for you in this case. It
only works with centralised repositories and all tricks I can think of would
suffer from the slow and unreliable connection as well and also would need
some kind of inter-repository look. I for example used rync to synchronise
two copies of the same repository to have a local one at work and at home,
synchronising them always before I did something. It's faster this way but
very dangerous even just with two copies and _one_ developer.

Check out other VC SW which supports decentralised repositories, e.g.
SVK (comes from subversion) or Bazaar. I can't tell you anything more about
them because I only used subversion and a little CVS so far.


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