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Re: Suggestion : "ignore" a versioned file

From: Julien Nigay <killergege_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-27 15:32:09 CEST

> The standard advice is: http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#ignore-commit
> What I have done with my applications is to split the configuration
> files up. "Global" settings go in one config file named
> global.properties. Settings which are specific to a particular OS go
> in a config file named OPERATINGSYSTEM.properties (where
> OPERATINGSYSTEM is Linux, Windows XP, Windows 2003, etc.). Settings
> which are specific to a particular computer go in a config file named
> COMPUTERNAME.properties. At build- or run-time (depending on what
> you're doing), the build system or the application itself determines
> which config files it needs to load.
> By doing this, the primary developer, who works on Linux, our servers
> (some of which run Win2K, some Win2K3) and I (running WinXP) all have
> our configurations set appropriately, without having to screw around
> with changing configurations which would mess another environment up.


Let's see another problem we faced, maybe a better example :
- it's a company development : only one OS target, consistent IDE and
dev plateform, no real release management so all the devs are on one
branch, with tags for releases.
- there are 2 parts in our application : a web application and a
webservice. The webservice uses the application DAO.
- I'm working on the application / DAO, someone else on the webservice.
- the DAO is not set at the beginning as the database structure is not
yet defined.
- the webservice developer has started to develop in order to do some
tests. He created "test" DAO objects.
- We are under heavy development, the repository is never consistent
and only used to share code and backup files.
- When the database is defined. I remove the test DAOs and create the
right objects.
- the webservice developer is on a specific development and don't have
the time to adapt his code to the new DAO objects.
- the project doesn't compile because of webservice classes.
- I comment the webservice code and only keep the method declarations.

The problem is the same : I did temporary editing on my computer in
order to make MY code compile because I don't care testing HIS. But I
don't want to commit that. When the webservice developer will change
his code, he should not have to resolve a conflict (even if it's
simple : just replace the server's data) and if I face a conflict,
that's alright because I'm expecting it.

Maybe that's not the best solution to comment the code, but it's the fastest.

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Received on Fri Jul 27 15:30:48 2007

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