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From Chris Albertson <>
Subject Re: Use of svnserve and Dropbox
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:47:24 GMT
Sharing the repository and having everyone run their own server
defeats the purpose.    Not just with SVN but with any sepup where we
have a server process and a data store the pourpose of the server
mostly is to serialize or control access to the data, maintain locks
and so on.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 11:40 AM, David Weintraub <> wrote:
> One of the nice thing about Dropbox is that you can share files
> between various users. I will sometimes keep a Subversion repository
> on Dropbox, so I can access it on various systems. Right now, it's
> just for me to use.
> Here's the scenario:
> * I have my Dropbox under $HOME/Dropbox.
> * I create a Subversion repository on $HOME/Dropbox/svn_repos
> * I now share my $HOME/Dropbox/svn_repos folder between my colleagues.
> What happens if we all start svnserve on that particular shared folder
> in Dropbox? Is there an issue with possible collisions if two or more
> people attempt to commit their changes at the same time?
> What if we skip the svnserve route and merely use the file://
> protocol? Is this any safer?
> --
> David Weintraub


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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