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Re: A special use-case using subversion

From: Ilyes Gouta <ilyes.gouta_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 17:12:28 +0200

Thanks everybody for your comments!

Indeed, Stefan's suggestion seems reasonable. Andy, thanks for the
link to the SVN book!

Ilyes Gouta.

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 03:18:34PM +0100, Tom Widmer wrote:
> > Ilyes Gouta wrote:
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> I have a special use-case that I would like to have your opinion on
> >> and if it's doable or not using Subversion. So, here it is:
> >>
> >> I'd like to "clone" a public SVN repository and make the new
> >> repository accessible to my team. Each member of my team will have his
> >> working copy checked-out from the "cloned" repository, which is
> >> internal, and will check-in its code to it. I'd like also to
> >> periodically synchronize that repository with the public one to
> >> reflect the latest public changes. So, the "cloned" repository will
> >> act as a repo. as seen by my team members and as a "working-copy"
> >> from the public repository point of view.
> >>
> >> Is this doable using SVN?
> >
> > Well, it sounds like you really need to use a Distributed VCS,
> For this use case, what's the practical difference between having
> - multiple clones of a repository holding upstream code,
> with people merging from their repositories into a central
> repository
> or
> - one repository with multiple branches, a so-called vendor branch
> for the upstream code, and the trunk that people merge into from
> their branches
> None, I would say. So why does he really need a distributed VCS?
> A nice fact to note in this context is that the Mercurial
> book recommends cloning a repository to do branching.
> With Subversion, you copy your trunk into another directory
> in the same repository instead. Same thing in practice from the
> developer's point of view. It's just that these two systems
> use different numbers of repositories to do the same thing.
> "Distributed vs. centralised" is not an issue here at all.
> The job that's being asked for can be done with either type
> of version control system.
> Stefan

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