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Repository Layout - Product Suites

From: Butlin, Jason \(UK - Epsom\) <jbutlin_at_deloitte.co.uk>
Date: 2005-02-18 10:59:35 CET

I know this is a regular topic, but I've had a look round and can't find
any previous emails that really address the same issue (at least not
We've got a product suite that contains a number of individual programs,
which can be released individually. Obviously, as with most projects,
there are a number of shared files used by all the products. My problem
is that I'm struggling to determine the best way to organize the
repository in such as way that the branching of the projects is least
We'd need to cater for the ability to branch some components for an
individual release, and allow developers to easily go back to a previous
version of a specific component for bug fixes. This is made more
complicated by the shared code, which would obviously have to be
branched every time a component was branched.
 If the suggested repository structure is followed, then we would have
something such as the following


If we release projectA, we would have to branch projectA and also branch
shared, but as they're going to separate destinations, they'd have
different revision numbers. So for a developer to fix a bug, he'd have
to create a top level directory, check out the required branch of
projectA into that and then checkout the required version of shared.
Both would be treated as separate working copies, and I'm not sure this
would really flow with the developer.
The alternative approach would be to place the trunk, branches and tags
directories above the project levels. This would make it easier from a
management point of view, in that everything is controlled from a single
root point. However, you then get the issue (if it is an issue) that
creating a branch for a release of projectA would also include the files
of projectB at that point in time, which could be in any sort of state.
I realise this is a cheap copy, but if a developer were to checkout a
branch for bug fixing projectA, they would also get the unnecessary code
for projectB.
Has anyone got any experiences of dealing with a code structure like
this that can offer some insight to the advantages of different
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