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Re: Two-Site Subversion Repository Setup Ideas

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 20:52:38 -0400

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Randolph, Christian [USA]
<randolph_christian_at_bah.com> wrote:
> I am looking for suggestions from the community as to how best address the setup issue outlined below.
>
> We have two sites wanting to use Subversion that are performing parallel development of the same software.  Due to security restrictions, the two sites are unable to communicate electronically; all data transfers must be via media (CD-ROM/DVD).  Site A is the main site and is responsible for overall configuration control.
>
> Is there a way to setup the two subversion repositories to somehow automate keeping the two repositories in sync?  We are usually passing media back and forth once a week, but currently we are doing a manual sync process that is both time-consuming and error-prone.
>
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

If they can't communicate electronically, you'll have to synchronize
by physical media. Subversion is built on top of CVS paradighms, with
a central repository. Parall, disconnected development *cannot work*
with that model, not without someone manually resolving all the
inevitable discrepancies and merge issues in parallel code lines.

This is a case where you need to lay out what your limitations on
connectivity really are: no connections? No patches transmitted? No
auto-propagation? Nothing? Then they're two independent projects, with
entire source trees.

If you need to be able to handle committed changes locally, in each
repository, then you still have problems. Merging them is goin gto be
difficult. You'll need to think in termos of a more distributed source
control, such as git or possibly mercurial.
Received on 2011-06-06 02:53:11 CEST

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