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Re: [RFC] source repository at Apache

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 15:28:48 -0800

Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Greg Stein]
>> To clarify/expand... Projects at the ASF load their code into:
>>
>> /PROJNAME/SUBPROJ/{trunk,tags,branches}
>>
>> If there is no subproject, then that portion is elided (as we will).
>> In this case, PROJNAME corresponds to the Top Level Project name,
>> which will be "subversion" for us.
>
> This is almost OT, but given that we will be going to the trouble to
> dump / reload the repository and re-check-out all our working copies,
> can someone remind me why we have a 'branches' directory? Is it just
> to preserve the ability to name a branch 'trunk' or 'tags'? In all
> these years I've never figured out why conventional wisdom says that
> all branches except trunk need a separate subdir.
>
> (Especially if ^/branches/1.6.x becomes ^/subversion/branches/1.6.x,
> it would be nice to shorten that and save some typing.)

Are you suggesting the branches are siblings of the trunk then? If so, then why
not have the tags at the same level then? That would get messy then and you
couldn't tell a branch from a tag then.

Blair

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