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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] OMPI Mercurial read-only mirror
From: Terry Dontje (Terry.Dontje_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-05 07:49:32


Roland Dreier wrote:
> > > > Can I make a /tmp branch from the hg read-only branch that is not tied
> > > > to the svn /tmp branches.
>
> > > Why do you want to do that?
> > >
> > > Mercurial is a fully distributed system, so you could just start
> > > committing to one of your local copies of the repository, and I can't
> > > see anything missing that a /tmp branch would give you.
>
> > Same reason you do an SVN tmp branch. So others (outside of my
> > employer's WAN) can actually clone the branch and try it out before you
> > push it back to the repository.
>
> Mercurial is a fully distributed system. So instead of thinking of /tmp
> branch, you should think of publishing your repository, which has your
> commits in it. As I understand it, open-mpi.org is not set up for
> publishing other repositories yet, but it is quite easy to set up a
> mercurial server; there are also several places that will host one for
> you: http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/MercurialHosting
>
>
>
Fair enough. I'll either wait for Jeff or look into the above if the
need arises. Currently I don't have
the need, I was just curious if it was possible.