Replication Mechanism For A Distributed Version Control System

The object of this disclosure is to simplify deployment of a DVCS in a replicated configuration. Replication can be performed efficiently by transferring objects using a key-value store, such as a distributed hash table (DHT), independently of a repository's branch references, which are transferred using a synchronized data store

Publication Date
23 January 2013



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