How to do SVN or CVS through USB drive? - Programmer

This is a discussion on How to do SVN or CVS through USB drive? - Programmer ; What's the best SVN/CVS software for PC-USB-PC version controlling? Hi all, I have a working directory at work on my office PC. And I some times do work at home at my home PC. And I also keep a copy ...

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: How to do SVN or CVS through USB drive?

  1. How to do SVN or CVS through USB drive?

    What's the best SVN/CVS software for PC-USB-PC version controlling?

    Hi all,

    I have a working directory at work on my office PC. And I some times do work
    at home at my home PC. And I also keep a copy on my laptop. Due to company
    policies, I have to use USB drive to copy and paste from one computer to
    another. I keep adding/deleting/modifying files on these three computers and
    the directories are now a mess. I lost track about which PC keeps which
    version of my work and when the files get more and more the whole situation
    becomes a nightmare.

    Could anybody recommend a good and effective sync/version controlling
    software to handle these
    things, esp. the sync through the USB drive? I assume the software should
    not only copy and paste, but also resolve the conflicts by merging and
    asking me to decide how to merge or discard files/changes.

    I have used CVS/SVN (tortoise CVS/SVN) before. But now with the USB drive as
    a only possible way to communicate between PCs and laptops, I am not sure
    how to do the CVS/SVN...

    I need the best sync/version control software to boost my productivity and
    they much work with USB drives...

    How do CVS/SVN work thru USB drives?

    Thanks!



  2. Re: How to do SVN or CVS through USB drive?

    Linus Utopia writes:

    > I have used CVS/SVN (tortoise CVS/SVN) before. But now with the USB drive as
    > a only possible way to communicate between PCs and laptops, I am not sure
    > how to do the CVS/SVN...


    Format the USB drive, put your SVN repository on the USB drive. Problem
    solved.

    > I need the best sync/version control software to boost my productivity and
    > they much work with USB drives...
    >
    > How do CVS/SVN work thru USB drives?


    Same way they work with HTTP or plain old filesystem. It's just a
    repository. Nobody cares where it lives. As far as the system is concerned a
    USB drive is no different than a hard drive.



    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
    Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (GNU/Linux)

    iD8DBQBGltspx9p3GYHlUOIRAjCdAJ97lZFs15UeARxkQOl69M Rf1iVIZACdGKzH
    BgbZlob/GpOnY0kvT5xL/j4=
    =z42e
    -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


  3. Re: How to do SVN or CVS through USB drive?

    On 13 Jul, 01:44, "Linus Utopia" wrote:
    > What's the best SVN/CVS software for PC-USB-PC version controlling?


    Try git. You can have a repository on your USB drive, another on
    your box at home, and a third at work. Keeping them synchronized
    is trivial. If you place your SVN repository on the USB
    drive, you increase your chances of losing the drive
    by a factor of 75. (I'm not sure that Murphy's law provides
    any sort of qualitative numbers, so take that value with
    a grain of salt.)



  4. Re: How to do SVN or CVS through USB drive?

    On 2007-07-13, Linus Utopia wrote:
    > What's the best SVN/CVS software for PC-USB-PC version controlling?
    >
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have a working directory at work on my office PC. And I some times do work
    > at home at my home PC. And I also keep a copy on my laptop. Due to company
    > policies, I have to use USB drive to copy and paste from one computer to
    > another. I keep adding/deleting/modifying files on these three computers and
    > the directories are now a mess. I lost track about which PC keeps which
    > version of my work and when the files get more and more the whole situation
    > becomes a nightmare.
    >
    > Could anybody recommend a good and effective sync/version controlling
    > software to handle these
    > things, esp. the sync through the USB drive? I assume the software should
    > not only copy and paste, but also resolve the conflicts by merging and
    > asking me to decide how to merge or discard files/changes.
    >
    > I have used CVS/SVN (tortoise CVS/SVN) before. But now with the USB drive as
    > a only possible way to communicate between PCs and laptops, I am not sure
    > how to do the CVS/SVN...
    >
    > I need the best sync/version control software to boost my productivity and
    > they much work with USB drives...
    >
    > How do CVS/SVN work thru USB drives?


    you could install the repository ont ther usb drive, but a better move
    might be putting your home there....

    Bye.
    Jasen

  5. Re: How to do SVN or CVS through USB drive?

    Linus Utopia wrote:

    > I have a working directory at work on my office PC. And I some times do
    > work at home at my home PC. And I also keep a copy on my laptop. Due to
    > company policies, I have to use USB drive to copy and paste from one
    > computer to another. I keep adding/deleting/modifying files on these three
    > computers and the directories are now a mess. I lost track about which PC
    > keeps which version of my work and when the files get more and more the
    > whole situation becomes a nightmare.
    >
    > Could anybody recommend a good and effective sync/version controlling
    > software to handle these
    > things, esp. the sync through the USB drive? I assume the software should
    > not only copy and paste, but also resolve the conflicts by merging and
    > asking me to decide how to merge or discard files/changes.


    Boy, what a cross-post list you got there.

    Assuming that at your company the projects are maintained in some SVN/CVS
    repository, all you need to do is checkout a working copy to your removable
    media, pass that copy to your home PC and, when you needed to commit your
    changes, copy your home copy to the removable media and at work just commit
    your changes from there.

    There is no need for special software. Just define a procedure and stick
    with it.


    Rui Maciel

+ Reply to Thread