[thelist] Source Control

Robert Lee rob at rob-n-steph.net
Fri Dec 18 13:09:51 CST 2009

Good points. 

I was referring to hosted services as an alternative to local only "one
machine" repositories, but yes I'd treat them like any other shared hosting
environment from a security and performance sense. 

For my own work I have a dedicated server with SVN, and I don't think I'd
want to move the amount of stuff that I have in it through a hosted


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Well, security in the sense that it's out of the building - but there are
additional security issues when using hosted services of any sort. In any
case, for my requirements the DR infrastructure is already in place so this
is a non-issue.

It's also worth bearing in mind that the hosted services don't seem to
perform at all well. As part of my current tasking, I've written a test
runner that benchmarks three of the recommended hosting solutions against
our internal SVN server. The performance with relatively small source trees
is pretty bad, and I can't see it getting better as the size of the source
tree grows. Just something to bear in mind if anyone's thinking about this
for anything other than a small project.

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