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Beginner question on trunks, branches and tags

From: Jeff Brewer <jeff_at_3brewers.org>
Date: 2006-03-19 18:15:05 CET

I'm trying to configure my Tortoise installation to begin using it with on of my web projects. I've installed tortoise and have tried creating repositories and it "seems" to be working more or less.

I'm now ready to set up a repository to hold one of my web projects but I don't understand the trunks/branches/tags directory structure that I'm supposed to create in the repository.

I've got an existing directory structure for my (very simple) web project which is a directory containing all of my html pages and a single sub-directory containing image files.

In reading through the manual I'm confused about whether I should create a new directory structure that consists of three directories (trunks, branches and tags). Do I move my web directory into one or more of these directories? Am I supposed to maintain a production copy of the website in one of the directories (e.g. the trunk?) and put other development copies of the website under the branches and/or tags directory?

I've read the manual through a couple of times but get the feeling I'm missing a chapter or something.

If you're not rolling on the floor laughing TOO hard would you suggest something to nudge me in the right direction?

Received on Sun Mar 19 18:16:12 2006

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