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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Using arch for offline development

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Using arch for offline development
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 11:22:03 +0200
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On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 16:02:07 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "Matthieu" == Matthieu Moy <address@hidden> writes:
>     Matthieu> ... Therefore, you could have a script to sync the
>     Matthieu> mirrors, delete the =mirror file on one machine and
>     Matthieu> create it on the other.  That would allow you to swap
>     Matthieu> mirror and archive easily.
> Dangerous.  Mirroring is about allowing the same archive to be read
> from different places.  Writing to multiple places is just another
> name for branch'n'merging, and solving the issues involved with that
> is one of the original motivations for arch.  Hacking the mirror won't
> help.

It can be safe and correct, IF DONE RIGHT. If you look at the archive as
a distributed storage with one master copy, you can select different
copy to be master at a point where they are consistent. On the other
hand, having two branches and star-merge is simpler and you can commit
to one and then to the other branch without havig them synced in
between (because they are different branches).

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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