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Best practice for my use case

From: Daniel Khan <d.khan_at_ventigo.com>
Date: 2004-09-17 21:35:02 CEST

Hello list,

first I must say that I really enjoy working with svn.

I now want to move our main projects to svn and I am not sure how to
organize the work cycle.
Maybe someone could give me some hints or tell me if we are on the right

We have a main framework programmed in php.
This framework contains modules.

The framwork doesn't change that often.
The modules are under heavy development and every change there should go
into each project.

A new project always consists of the framework and some modules.
Additionally it contains parts which are only used by this project
(images, templates,...)

That's what we did:

 | |--framework
 | |--specific_project_files
 | |--module1
 | |--module2
 |- project2

So everytime a new project is created we create a branch of the current
Then we create directories for the modules and *switch* each to the
module directory in the trunk.
Somehow this seems nicer to me than checking out the modules from the
trunk into my branch.
On irc I allready was told that :externals could solve this better. But
that was before I figured out
that I can switch parts of my branch to the trunk.
I also thought of checking out from different branches into one other
It all stays within the same repository.

Now the problems start.
If I change the framework within project1 and I want to share it with
the developer of project2 I do the following.

- Commit the changes into my branch
- Check out a working copy of the directory of the trunk.
- Merge the branch version into the trunk version
- Commit the merged version back into the trunk
- Tell the developer of project2 that there was a change in files X,y,z
- Dev2 now merges the trunk into his project and commits into his branch

Somehow I think that this could be done better but I don't have a clue how.
I think it makes sense to branch each project of as they contain
specific addons which shouldn't go
into the trunk. So using the trunk for project development isn't an
option I think.

Thanks a lot for reading all this...maybe someone could help me out...

Daniel Khan
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Received on Fri Sep 17 21:36:03 2004

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