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Re: dual repositories - please give me your thoughts

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: dual repositories - please give me your thoughts
Date: 14 Mar 2002 21:56:57 -0600

"Daniels, David" <address@hidden> writes:

>Someone has proposed a CVS setup to me which I would very much like comments
>on. In this proposed system, there would be two CVS repositories. The first
>would be open to the development staff and would be for general use. The
>second would be an rsynced version of the first and would be for creating
>releases for testing or production.

I could see that if you have a slow link between two sites, but
otherwise why not use a single repository and eliminate the middleman?
"cvs export" works fine for releases.

>The second repository also would have
>the users who have access limited to the release manager for the project.
>The reasons I was given for a second repository include security and better
>manageability. Any thoughts?

Hmmm, you *might* be able to tune access more finely with a second
repository, but the argument isn't very convincing to me.  Any

I don't think it can hurt much, when in doubt the development
repository is authoritative, but I don't see how it helps.

Pierre Asselin
Westminster, Colorado

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