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Re: Slave repository

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-01-24 06:17:17 CET

On Jan 23, 2007, at 19:06, Shem Page wrote:

> We are using subversion + the gui supplied by tortoise but my
> question is really about the big picture of source control not so
> much implementation of a particular product. Any advice will be
> helpful.
> We have gone into partnership with another company in a different
> country, and will be making changes to code which about 3 groups
> can alter. The original repository is based elsewhere and due to
> connection speeds, time differences and working relationships it is
> not practical for us to work directly from it. So what we wanted to
> do was to check out a slave copy (dated, tagged, whatever, at a
> stable point in time), and then with that slave copy make it OUR
> repository stored on a server which then in turn each one of our
> developers checkout and in from. We need to be able to check our
> changes back into the original source when we are ready but will be
> working off our own repository.
> Visual?
> =====
> Foreign Server | Our
> Server | Our Developers
> =============|============================|==================
> Source 1.0 | Source 1.0
> snapshot | Source 1.0 checkout
> |
> <--regular check ins + updates --> |
> |<-- infrequent check ins and updates -> |
> What I don't know about is this idea of checking out source and
> then making that checkout a repository for others to check out. I
> know we can export and import a project into a repository, but if
> we don't keep that source control link between the two servers we
> will slide out of date from their other developer groups. This is
> an untested working relationship which is why we want source
> control where ever possible, but we also some independence from
> other groups who may check in broken code.
> Does this make sense? Is it something which is quite normal or are
> we misunderstanding the way source control works?

Subversion does not let you use master/slave repositories in this
fashion. However, look into SVK, which is based on Subversion, and
does offer that.


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