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[TSVN] Identifying Branches vs. Trunk

From: Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR <Michael.Flanakin_at_Gunter.AF.mil>
Date: 2005-08-31 18:42:20 CEST

I'm using Svn/TSvn for the first time with a decent-sized team. Based on
the fact that it's already happened once, I was wondering if there is
(or could) a way to identify what branch (or trunk) a user is working
with. For instance, assuming all work is done in the trunk except bug
fixes for existing releases, a user uses svn switch to get a branch and
makes and commits changes. Later, if s/he doesn't remember, s/he may
make changes to the branch when they should be in the trunk.
 
When working with CVS in the past, my team's practice was the check out
branches to different directories. I'd prefer not to do this because of
configuration issues with external tools. Outside of that work-around,
the only thing I could think of was to add a file after branching to the
root that was labeled with the branch name. Granted, this is only seen
in the root; but it at least shows the user what branch s/he's in
easily. The only other option I know about is to use Relocate, Repo
Browser, or one of the other menu items that shows the current URL.
 
Has anyone else ran into this problem? If so, what work-arounds have you
found and/or used? Thanks!
 
Michael Flanakin
 
Received on Wed Aug 31 18:42:44 2005

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