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Re: Multiple projects in one repository!

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-02 22:56:04 CEST

"Anders Hanson" <anders.hanson@speedo.nu> writes:

> Now too my question, will subversion support multiple projects in the same
> repository?

A repository is just a filesystem that changes over time. Subversion
has no notion of "projects". If you want to put lots of different
projects in your filesystem, that's your choice. The only thing that
makes certain directories into "projects" is the fact that you think
of them that way. :-)

> Another thing is, will the tag and branching "clone" be hidden from
> the user as commands. The way it is now looks confusing for me and
> my coworkers. Having a separate dir for every tag and branch will
> make the repository overflow with directories. We are creating
> atleast one tag a week and branching every month.

Nope, not hiding anything. Branches and tags are just cheap directory
copies. You clone a directory using the 'svn cp' command.

It's a matter of site-policy to manage the "overflow" of directories.
Tags and branches are just ordinary directories, after all. You can
rearrange them into any structure you want.

By the way: this is not a new idea. Perforce, I'm told, has the same
model.

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