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Checking out project root accidentally (was RE: Customizing defau lt svnserve.conf file?)

From: Robert Hunter <robert.hunter_at_gen-i.co.nz>
Date: 2005-02-20 21:28:27 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Then when your users use TortoiseSVN to browse the repository, they see
> a listing like
> project1/
> project2/
> [...]
> It's essentially the same as seeing the list of CVS modules. They just
> need to make sure to checkout the 'trunk' subdir below the
> project-root, not the whole project-root.

I wonder if situations like the one Philippe Auphelle describes
(protecting users from themselves) would best sit in the UI software --
I believe that TortoiseSVN already detects a user trying to commit
to a tag, so it wouldn't be out of line to prompt if a user tries
to check out a project root.

Although tags and branches in SVN are a human convention more than
Anything, the "project root" layout is certainly something of a
de-facto standard and tools can probably benefit from understanding
their meanings.

Perhaps someone who follows the TortoiseSVN list could see if there's
something like this in the works?

> Similarly, to start a new project, all client needs to do is create a
> 'projectN' direcotry at the root of the repository, and three empty
> dirs below it.

Likewise, it might not be too out of place to encourage TortoiseSVN
developers to add a "Create project root" similar to the "Create module"
feature that M. Auphelle mentioned that his team were using in

Robert Hunter
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