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Re: SVN on USB key

From: Clark S. Cox III <clark.cox_at_apple.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 08:32:34 -0800

On Jan 27, 2009, at 6:59 AM, Yves Dorfsman wrote:

> Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>>>> The plan is to host the repository on my server at home and then
>>>> have
>>>> one WC at university and another at home on my laptop.
>>> I think this is school case for a distributed VC. Have a look at
>>> Mercurial and git. You could set this up in minutes with Mercurial.
>> Huh? The answer to "how do I use Subversion on a USB drive?" is "use
>> git or Mercurial"? That's kinda odd, plus he'd still have the same
>> problem: using either of those programs from a usb drive.
> To each their own strength. If somebody asked how to setup a central
> server
> with complicated permission setup for different users, or how to
> deal with
> multiple versions of large binary with Mercurial, my answer would be
> to look
> at Subversion.
> In this particular case I do think Mercurial is better suited.

How is it better suited?

I believe that you've misunderstood the question. The OP isn't asking
about putting the repository or the working copy on a USB key, they're
asking about putting the *client program* on a USB key.

> Having said that, the OP has now stated that he is already using
> svn, so that's another
> factor to consider.

Clark S. Cox III
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