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Re: Distributed Subversion

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:18:18 -0400

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Nathan Nobbe <quickshiftin_at_gmail.com>wrote:

>
>
>> As long as you don't do updates or commits, you can easily work with
>> Subversion off line.
>>
>
> the only thing about this is, offline work w/ svn means work w/o
> committing; which encourages the most horrid of practices. basically
> contrived techniques that vary from dev to dev but mostly amount to managing
> copies of directories w/ diff names on them... which basically gets you to
> the point of - why are you bothering to use a vcs in the first place..
>
Where you see this is someone taking home their laptop to continue their
working from home, and not having connectivity to the repository. Or, maybe
flying from one office to another, and want to get some work done on a
plane.
The lack of access to a repository seems to be getting more and more rare.
Besides, most software now needs constant access to a whole field of
servers, so if you don't have Internet connectivity, you simply don't have a
way of even testing your software.

-- 
David Weintraub
qazwart_at_gmail.com
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