At some point you'll want to share your work with others, and set up a sync server. You can run a 'mtn serve' off of the same database that you check all of your changes into. This will work, but it has problems:
- when you are working, and commiting code, monotone locks the database. The monotone server then can't serve anything anymore.
It is better to have a separate database to run monotone serve off of, and sync to it locally from your working database.