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From: Julio M. Merino Vidal (jmmv84_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-15 07:07:36

On 10/15/05, Aristid Breitkreuz <aribrei_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Andreas Pokorny <andreas.pokorny <at>> writes:
> > Another interesting system could be provided by monotone[4], a very nice
> > distributed version control system. We could use monotone to replace
> > rsync, in the suggestion above. Monotone provides a secure system to
> > get the build scripts anonymously, and allows identifying authors. The
> > distributive character of monotone allows very intersting use cases, in
> > which authors are able to update and provide new versions of their
> > software.
> I do not think monotone is what we need here. The problem is that you cannot
> checkout from a monotone server without downloading all prior versions. Monotone
> is really made for distributed development and not for such services.

Monotone does not allow that yet, but I think it's in their development plan.
Ideally, you only need to download the revisions you are interested in, and
keep them in your local database. (Although, as you already know, at the
moment it downloads all versions.)

Julio M. Merino Vidal <jmmv84_at_[hidden]>
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