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Re: New User - Importing a project with active changes

From: Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen <lasse_at_vkarlsen.no>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 12:46:57 +0100

What specifically will you gain by each developer having his own repository
folder and not working against the same one?

On Feb 5, 2008 12:38 PM, Alan Saunders <ADS_at_tigersolv.com> wrote:

> 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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Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen
Received on 2008-02-05 12:47:06 CET

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