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Re: Permanent tags / Virtual subprojects

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-11 13:27:57 CEST

You want something similar to CVS modules... read about
'svn:externals' in chapter 7.

You can create "products" as simply empty directories with specific
svn:externals attached to them.

On May 11, 2005, at 4:59 AM, John Doisneau wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Here's the problem I am trying to solve with SubVersion.
>
> In our company's main project directory we have a many subdirectories,
> some of which are totally independent of each other.
>
> I would like to have a way of "tagging permanently" a subset of all
> those directories as being a defined product, in order to be able to
> checkout only the set of directories related to this defined product
> (this is in fact like defining a "virtual subproject" inside the main
> project directory). Some would then ask why we did not organize right
> away all the subdirectories in a \product directory. The answer is:
> some subdirectories are part of several products.
>
> For example, product1 needs sub1, sub3 and sub6 and product2 needs
> sub1, sub2, sub3 and sub4: sub1 and sub3 are shared directories. So in
> this particular example, how could I do a "checkout -rHEAD product1"
> or a "checkout -r23 product2"?
>
> I thought about a tags, but the problem with tags is that they are a
> snapshot at a given time of the project, are not remembered over time,
> and are not suited for selection of directory subsets (they work
> always on the whole project directory).
>
> I then thougth about implementing it through user rights (but I did
> not try this yet): by setting up an httpd / mod_dav_svn /
> mod_authz_svn server and then creating a user "product1user" having rw
> rights on sub1 sub3 and sub6 and a user "product2user" having rw
> rights on sub1, sub2, sub3 and sub4: if I then try to checkout the
> main project directory as the user "product1user", I would get only
> the allowed directories in my local work copy. What do you think about
> this? Is it the way to go? Is there another simpler way to have the
> same behavior?
>
> Thanks much for your input.
>
> John
>
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