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Re: Mac OS X - best setup for small developer?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-24 23:15:50 CET

On Mar 24, 2005, at 3:58 PM, Johnson, Rick wrote:

> I think a big advantage of having each project in its own repository is
> the revision numbers. I think that having a bunch of projects in a
> single repository would make the revision numbering run pretty wild.
> You
> wouldn't have any idea from the revision numbers which project was
> getting the activity.

Why would that matter? Activity is measureable by running 'svn log' on
a project, or any directory you want. The global revision numbers are
a meaningless artifact, just some random background noise. They have
no relationship to the "advancedness" of code or state of any project.

Your fear is common: it's what every CVS user fears before they start
using Subversion. Once you get into it, you realize that the global
revs aren't worth paying attention to. Look at the Apache Software
Foundation: dozens of projects in one huge repository. The global
revision number is up to 150K or so, and nobody notices or cares. :-)

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