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Re: Unconventional Repo Layout?

From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked_at_iki.fi>
Date: 2004-03-25 23:44:06 CET

Steve wrote:
> I thought that this might be good, because I can then easily tag or
> branch the whole suite for major work, or whole releases. At the
> same time I can just update a given module, or work on a whole new
> implementation of it without taking the whole suite along for the
> ride.
> Hopefully I explained well enough what I'm trying to achieve.

Have you considered the fact that when you branch your top project,
you not only branch every subproject below it, but also you create a
new branch of every branch of every subproject, so to speak.

I say down that path lies madness, unless you are very careful what
should be modified and what shouldn't.

Instead, have a simple layout where no project is contained inside
another - and use svn:externals to build up an entire project tree
from them. Or just have them all inside a single project tree, and
only use svn switch on the working copies to switch the project
subtrees on branches as needed.

-- Naked

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