[cvsnt] Alternative to Network Shares?

John Cole john.cole at uai.com
Fri Dec 3 18:19:49 GMT 2004

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  Here are a few questions back :-)

  Why do you need to commit when your offline?  It's not like others will be
able to get your changes, after all, your offline.

  Isn't the CVS client/server model already doing what you need?  You check
out a sandbox from the server (this is your offline mode).  When you
connect, you commit your changes (your online mode).

  If you need to separate out your changes from the others, CVS has
branching to take care of that.

  For our developers, CVS(NT) solves similar issues already.  You don't have
to connect to edit code (as we did when we had VSS), everything's already
read/write.  Performance over a VPN is way better than VSS over a VPN.
Branching provides developer isolation when necessary.

  The only other thing I could envision would be backing up your local
sandbox, which you really can't do with a network share when offline.

  Is there really a problem that needs to be solved?  Or is your solution
causing the problems.  Check out to a local drive.  Commit when online.  I
guess I just don't see the need for all the extra hoops. :-)

John Cole

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Luckey, Dave
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Subject: [cvsnt] Alternative to Network Shares?

I know that Network Shares are frowned upon, in fact, any who bring the
subject up get flamed before the e-mail bits have stopped flowing to the
reader.  So I am looking for an alternative.  
My situation:  
1)       I travel often
2)       Need to have a backup of my new code performed on the office
3)       I use VPN to get to the server, so security is not an issue between
me and the server
4)       Not always able to connect due to location when working
5)       Need to be able to commit code when offline
6)       Am the only developer touching this code
The reason I chose the network share approach, I make the repository files
available offline, check them out to a local sandbox, then I commit when
ready, once I reconnect (either VPN or On Network) Windows automatically
handles the synchronization of the repository files.  It is a very simple
process.  However, I occasionally have problems with some files that do not
work well using this approach.  Can't quite figure it out why, they seem to
work fine when I am on the network, but not when offline.  I am using Wincvs
and TortoiseCVS.  I currently have CVSNT set to local server.
I would appreciate some positive suggestions.  Thanks.
Thank you, 
Dave Luckey 
 Email:  <mailto:dave.luckey at lmco.com> dave.luckey at lmco.com 
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