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Unclear: CVS and Subversion repository difference.

From: Servico Tpd Rodrigo Alfonso Menezes Madera <tpd.madera_at_telefonica.com.br>
Date: 2005-06-17 01:46:09 CEST

Hello to all,

The whole idea of Subversion over CVS looks good but requires some time to
the fine details it has. And itīs in this respect that the wise Mr. Google
couldnīt answer me
even after insisting for hours and having made some research on a detail
that means so
much to our teamwork. Iīve read the Subversion manual 1.0 and 1.1. Twice
each... I Canīt
seem to clear this up.

Itīs all bound to one simple mighty question...

Imagine you have a repository in "/home/subversion" and you add two
projects that have
nothing to do with each other whatsoever. Say ChessGame and Spreadsheet are
imported to the repository. They are from different teams. "Nada" in

So, what every text that Iīve interpreted says (but makes no sense to me)
is that whenever
I make changes to ChessGame, the release is incremented for both projects
because the
release number is only altered on the repository. Thus if I add a file
called "HowToPlay" to
the ChessGame project, the Spreadheet aplication has itīs release
incremented. Is this
what actually happens??

Well, since I am a programmer, I did what programmers do in such a case...
I researched
(after Google said he wouldnīt comment on the subject) and made a handful
of tests. The
result only made my mind almost blow. I ran TortoiseSVN (I know, I know,
Iīm only mentioning
it on this list, not a problem in it whatsoever) and became even more
confused: even though
my ChessGame directory had release 5, the file DrawChessBoard.c++ had a
release of 1, the
"src" directory had a release 3, and you can imagine all this confusion
that a goodīol CVS
user has to understand.

Please show me up some light. Iīm scared...

Thanks for your patience,

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Received on Fri Jun 17 01:44:10 2005

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