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

From: Johnson, Rick <JohnsonR_at_gc.adventist.org>
Date: 2005-03-28 20:40:49 CEST

        This is almost a pointless discussion since everyone has
preferences on how they like to do things but... I prefer to not clutter
my inbox and instead query the logs when I'm looking for something in
particular like exactly what was done on a project, after looking to see
if there was any activity at all. You can do things how you like, I'll
do them how I like. We'll agree that we both like Subversion.
        Running "svn log projectURL" only works if your repository is
set up such that each project has it's own "directory" and all tags and
branches exist under that. I happen to like the 1 project per repository
model so I can do this, and I suspect that most people who have multiple
projects/single repository can do this also. In the time I've used
Subversion (1.5 years now) though, I've spoken to 2 groups who had
repositories set up with a root projects "directory" and a root branches
"directory". That means running "svn log projectURL" would only get them
either their main trunk, or their branch but not both. I don't think
that's a particularly good idea but it was their reality and it
illustrates the danger of saying "simply do this..." without knowing the
specific situation.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 9:30 AM
> To: Johnson, Rick
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Mac OS X - best setup for small developer?
> On Mar 25, 2005, at 6:42 AM, Johnson, Rick wrote:
> > The global revision number are NOT meaningless noise.
> As a project
> > manager, the global revision numbers give me a very quick and dirty
> > idea of what projects are getting some updates and which have not.
> > I agree that I still have to look at the logs to see
> exactly what was
> > done to each project but that's way better than having to view the
> > logs and manually split it out for each of the projects.
> > I'm not afraid of the revision numbers, I'm using them
> as part of the
> > vast array of tools that Subversion puts into my hands. Putting all
> > the projects into a single repository removes this particular tool
> > from my toolbox.
> You're using the wrong tool to measure activity in a project.
> Set up commit-emails to fire for each project. Everyday,
> look and see how much mail you receive from each project.
> >
> > BTW, I know that I could script the log output to split out the
> > information for each of the projects.
> "Script the output?" Nothing so fancy is needed! Just run 'svn log
> projectURL'. You'll only see commits that affected that URL.

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