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RE: CVS, replication, and triggers (oh my!)

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: CVS, replication, and triggers (oh my!)
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 05:19:49 +1100


> Since many companies are using replicated repositories, 

Err no.  

This is a contentious topic, but generally speaking replicated
repositories are not required because CVS was designed to be used on
networks that were available 20 years ago, and even slow networks today
are considerably faster than them.  There has been quite a lot of
discussion and examples on this list and the CVSNT list, search older
posts for more info - there may even be something on the wiki now (I
vagely remember something).  The topic comes up under "performance"
and/or "replication" and/or "sync".

If you really do need a "local cache" or "proxy" then there are plenty
of open source solutions available, including CVSNT 2.5.04 (GPL, yes it
runs on Unix) and things like cvsup, unison and rsync.  The CVS 1.12
proxy may achieve a similar result but I'm not as familiar with that.

If you are wanting to throw money around please spend it on the
developers who actually volunteer their time to make CVS - your version
control system.  Why do people keep coming to the open source list for
support for a different and unrelated (commercial) product?

Getting off my soap box now...



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