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Nested projects and changing folder names

From: J Hicks <joe.ah_at_att.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:01:15 -0500

Hello Dev,

1st issue: nested related projects.

Many of my projects are set up like:


Now I create an empty structure for this in svn,

I go to checkout the project OVER my existing real code and svn gives
me this error saying folder already exists /images.

Is there a problem with this structure? Do I have to check in the
updater or helperproject as separate projects? That would certainly be
inconvenient. the overall project is a single entity and difficult to

I'm fairly new to svn and may have to change the way I'm working
(which has already changed due to svn). Right now I set up the set of
folders for a new project, start a new project in my ide and save it
to the new structure, then continue developing. As I need
sub-projects I add the new sub folders, then create the new project
in those folders as part of the same project group. When I'm ready
for the first release, I attempt to get it all into svn at that point
except I'm having a difficult time getting it into svn. (I'm actually
using tortoisesvn.)

Do I have to check out the whole project into a new folder, then
copy the files from my working project into those and then check it
all back in? That would be a pain as well.

Should I just make a new project folder in svn and
trunk/branches/tags folders with no sub folders and then check that
out into my project, and then commit my project back in to the trunk

the trouble is I'm a single developer and I only do the svn
interaction when I'm done with something or have to stop or switch
projects for a while. That might be a week or two between steps.

2. I started out with maybe a sub-project folder name of
xyzUpdaterProject, then I change it later to xyzUpdater to shorten
the path. I get all kinds of problems with svn on this. It keeps
saying the xyzupdaterProject folder is missing. I end up changing
things often in development. I thought I could just rename the folder
(or filename) in svn and it would handle it but I must be wrong.

Best regards,
 Joe Hicks

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