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At my job, we're using SVN as our VCS software. I would like to be able to do local commits and local branching, that would not affect SVN at all. Is it possible to just start a bzr or git repository to do that? I've been trying to run bzr-svn and git-svn, without much success, even following tutorial and reading doc, I seem to run in strange errors.

Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you.

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What sort of errors are you running into using bzr-svn? – jelmer Dec 6 '11 at 13:26
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You can convert (one time operation) SVN repo to selected DVCS and get standalone repo instead of using bridge.

For double-system mode I'll recommend hg + hgsubversion (but this anyway will requiresome trick on pushing merge-commits back to SVN)

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Sadly I can't accept conversion as an answer. I really would have liked to use bzr, but with the current setup a manual git initialization is the most I could manage. Other DCVS would crash and burn when I took the "usual" road. Maybe too big project, I don't know. – MrZombie Oct 11 '11 at 15:32
Well, for me Bazaar isn't choice, as "infant terrible" in DVCS world – Lazy Badger Oct 12 '11 at 5:10

I've tried having a svn checkout as a bzr checkout and using svn-ignore on the .bzr folder.

It did not end well ! It was alot more hassle than it's worth. Now i just rsync the svn checkout to anouther folder and hack against that. bzr unbind is very nice for laptop hacking.

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