[ILUG] Distributed versus Centralised SCM.
typedef at eircom.net
Sat Mar 12 10:47:24 GMT 2005
What is the deal with decentralised SCM being the holy grail of source
Ie, I'm sure darcs/monotone/arch provide better/more intelligent
features then cvs... but... what I don't quite grasp (having not used a
decentralised SCM, but, being in a position where I can effectively
cherry pick my SCM), is how, I would reasonably synchronise say, four
developers, distributed-source trees, into a release build on a "release
Would it be the case that _I_ would have to ssh into this box, and then
pull a darcs/monotone/arch tree from all my developers... and then
synchronise the conflicts by hand?
If so, then I think that distributed SCM is a _reterograde_ step from
centralised SCM... even though it's new and shiny and popular... and
only a heretic would speakeath against what's new and shiny and popular.
Or is it the case that I just don't "get" how the distributed model
works in this case and if so, can someone explain to me, how, for
example I would do a "release build" on a central server somewhere, for
when we wanted to do a firmware release, and there were ... say 2 to 4
different versions of the decentralised source repository floating around ?
Would I have to have a cron setup on the server, to incrementally 'pull'
changes from the decentralised repositories, into the server, from all
2/4 developers... and if so... what the hell would happen with diff
conflicts ? I'm sure this is a very _obvious_ question to those who have
used the above tools... but, before I go spending hours find this out
the hard way... does anyone on ILUG have definitive answers here ?
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