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New User - Importing a project with active changes

From: Alan Saunders <ADS_at_Tigersolv.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:38:30 -0000

Hi All

I have been doing some development on a (VB.NET 2005/8) project started by a
programmer who is no lnger employed by this company.
His storage and control of program versions was non-existent. After I had
made extensive changes, I had reason to retrieve the original version issued
to a client, which required that I examine his computer drive and check file
version numbers and dates bbefore (eventually obtaining a version of the
system that matched the client's, and that actually compiled, and worked as
the installed version before I could start to clear up the operational
problems on the customer site.
As a result, I determined that an SCC was essential, and persuaded the Boss
to let me implement Subversion and TortoiseSVN.

As a Windows site, mainly using VB in all it's dialects (along with ASP,
ASP.NET etc, etc) the old 'nix idea of Trunk/Branches/Tags is not
appropriate, nor undestandable to most of our developers. More
understandable to them, whilst retaining the same functionality, I have
decided to use Current/Changes/Releases.

My startup problem is that, starting with an empty repository, I need to
import the existing working version of the code (as released to the client)
into the Current and Releases. (this bit's easy, import into the Current
(Trunk), then create a Release (Tag) from the same working copy.) Now the
problem. How to 'import' my extensive changes into a new
Changes(Branches)/Alan folder. (The Changes repository will contain a folder
for each developer.)

I have read the Subversion book, and the TortoiseSVN help from cover to
cover, and all examples in both seem to follow the Initial
import/checkout/change commit scenario, nothing seems to describe what I
want to do!

Regards .. Alan

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