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Re: Nested projects and changing folder names

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:10:43 +0200

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On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 5:01 PM, J Hicks <joe.ah_at_att.net> wrote:
> Hello Dev,
> 1st issue: nested related projects.
> Many of my projects are set up like:
> Mainproject
> /src
> /bin
> /images
> /help
> /helperproject
> /src
> /bin
> /doc
> /ship
> /updater
> /src
> /bin
> /doc
> /images
> 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
> separate.
> 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
> folder?
> 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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