can't get to the redbook right now.. so i'm doing this from memory. bear
i'm looking at using SVN under Gforge/ViewCVS. however, these apps only
appear to allow you to setup the top level project, and/or allow you to view
the project after it's been setup. the apps appear to leave it to the admin
to create the underlying project/directory layout.
here's my question. regarding a project directory layout, do people use a
'standard' directory structure for the projects under their SVN repository?
this would seem to make the process of setting up a SVN repository for a
given project straightforward...
here's what i imagine the basic steps to be for setting up a repeatable SVN
project creation process
1 - create a standard project directory layout on your hard drive. store
this in foo
2) create the svn project
svnadmin create svn://foo/svndir/svn_projectname
3) create working copy for project name
cp -r foo /svndir/wc_projectname
svn import /svndir/wc_projectname svn://foo/svndir/svn_projectname
rm -rf /svndir/wc_projectname
svn co svn://foo/svndir/svn_projectname /svndir/wc_projectname
this process gets us a project/dir layout that could work, and this could be
automated easily enough..
are there any issues with this approach? is this the basic approach that
others go through?
also, if i wanted to be able to determine when a file has been checked
in/out, is there a way to do with SVN? or, would i have to capture this some
other way? any ideas/suggestions as to how i might do this?
how does SVN keep track of who has which files in/out? or does it? am i the
only one with these questions????
i'm looking ahead to when a mgr might want to say, give me a report on how
many files are checked out by john/whoever...
also, SVN has TortiseSVN for windows. are there any other linux based SVN
GUI client apps that are good...?
as far as allowing users interaction with the underlying SVN project
repositories, here's what i'm thinking:
-allow the user to create/manage the project via the Gforge/Trac/Etc...
-allow the user to interact with the SVN project repository via an SVN
(This requires the user to login to SVN, which then directs him/her to
correct project, based on SVN/HTTP/System authentication)
-How will the working copy on the local system be handled?
-Will the user have to create a duplicate of the entire project
structure, or simply setup some type of working copy/directory for
the files that the user is modifying...????
-Should the user be given some tool, to create the entire project
layout on the local system/machine? this would allow everyone on the
project to rebuild in a consistent manner if needed...
-still need a way to determine the checked (in/out) status of the given
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