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Re: [TSVN] Identifying Branches vs. Trunk

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-31 18:58:24 CEST

Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR wrote:
> 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!

Sounds like you have already found the obvious ones. What else did you
have in mind?

You could enable keyword expansion (see SVN book)
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch07s02.html#svn-ch-7-sect-2.3.4

The $HeadURL keyword would allow you to include the URL within text
files. Of course, the user has to be looking in the right place to see it.

BTW, file/folder properties (TSVN tab) will also show the URL.

Simon

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