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Re: Tags -> repository configuration

From: Martin Furter <mf_at_rola.ch>
Date: 2006-07-12 17:33:28 CEST

On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Danny van Heumen wrote:

> Erik Kline wrote:
>> So if I read all this (and the previous thread) correctly there seems
>> to be interest in collecting a best practices standard for holding
>> configuration information relevant to:
>> 1. repository layout (and perhaps other svn properties not yet
>> metioned/thought of)
> Yes exactly. I think for the most part the problem is that the
> configuration was not made with a location for tags and branches in
> mind. And this is simply because you don't have to with other RCS.
>> 2. layers used on top of svn (wrappers, IDEs, et alia?)
> This is a way of supporting those admins with their first svn repository
> as I see it. (That's also the way I want to work out some things that
> I've discussed somewhere down this thread.)
>> This would be completely optional and not even a part of svn core
>> code, but rather a documented, extensible, standard/recommendation
>> that contrib tools and "third party" apps could gradually start to
>> support.
> Well it's not THE way, but it is a way that keeps the more advanced
> features of SVN in mind.
> This is mainly why I would like to document all arguments for and
> against subversion's tagging/branching and why I want to create some
> example repository layouts.
> I'm working on both at the moment, but I'm planning to post a message to
> the list soon that's a list of quotes/statements with a response from a
> CVS (and other RCS) user and a SVN user.
> If we know what people disagree on, we can find solutions for those
> disagreements.
Nice :)

>> Does that sound somewhat correct?
> I think so, at least it's in line with what I am thinking ;)
>> I'm imagining some sort of document (wiki?) that recommends various
>> filenames and formats for svn config things under some well-known
>> repository url (e.g., 'BASE_REPO_URL/_config/svn/...'), and other
>> projects can spec their own formats under an equally
>> well-known/guessable, yet entirely related, repository url (e.g.,
>> 'BASE_REPO_URL/_config/{"subclipse",other_project,company_name,"site"}/...'
>> ).
> Well, we've discussed something like this further down in the main
> thread (not in "Re: Tags -> repository configuration")
I like the idea to group things into subdirectories. That leaves space for
config files of other tools.

>> But maybe I've wandered off into left field on my own...
> Not yet, but I do think it's important that we document the facts first,
> before rushing on to all kinds of tools with configuration etc.
> If we don't document the facts now, there will probably be a new
> discussion next month :D

Maybe I find some time to setup my new server, maybe on a different IP for
now. Then we'll have a wiki and svn...

Btw: I saw in the other thread something we might have missed: Creating a
tag or branch from a possibly modified working copy.


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