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Re: major design changes...can we

From: Noel Grandin <noel_at_exinet.co.za>
Date: 2002-05-18 16:14:14 CEST


A fairly large part of your use case for the developer already exists - It's
called Eclipse&CVS. I'm using these 2 tools currently for my Java
development, and they do most of what you want (diff/merge/ignore .bak
files, etc.)

As far as the build management goes, that's more of a front-end tool
question than a repository issue. What it does need is for the repository to
support atomic commits and changesets.
BitKeeper and Arch are built around these concepts. Not sure to what extent
SVN supports them (haven't been here long.)

Then with a decent tool the builder could pick and choose which changesets
he/she needed and keep updating his/her repository to achieve consist
builds. Each successful build could be "tagged/branched". Developers could
compare the branches with their local builds to see what changesets would
need to be applied/unapplied to match the build "branch".

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dean Hiller" <dhiller@avaya.com>
To: <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 10:36 PM
Subject: major design changes...can we

> Hello all,
> I have been developing my own source control system and just foud out
about subversion today. My system still seems quite orthogonal to yours
believe it or not. I would like to see one of two things happen.....(if
> 1. see these features eventually in subversion
> 2. somehow combine projects(this is no small task seeing how orthogonal
the two SCM's are)
> The main feature I would like to see is a viewable build map(attached is
the concept I am centering the system around). This could be side by side
with a file version map. Each node on the file version map maps to 1 or
many nodes on the build map. To see how much more orthogonal my system
is(and some of the other radical ideas), go to the following website
> http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=9859&group_id=46703
> Is there any interest? Of course, I did not see anywhere on the website
what language your code is in? Is it in Java?
> Please reply directly to me also as I don't know if I successfully
subscribed to the list.
> thanks for listening,
> Dean


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