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Re: One repository to rule them all ?

From: Tor Ringstad <tor.ringstad_at_tandberg.net>
Date: 2005-07-06 14:38:28 CEST

> Apart from a bigger workload, is there anything else that would
> advocate for the "all together in one repository" solution?

On a theoretical level, I'd argue that there are no problems with
having all your projects in one big repository, only potential
advantages.

If the projects are _really_ independent, it makes no difference
whether they are in separate repositories or not.

However, if they are dependent in any way, I think it's best to have
them in a common repository. At some point you may want to branch,
tag, commit, etc, across several projects. Subversion doesn't support
transparent operation across multiple repositories (or working
copies). It is inconvenient, and you lose the "single revision-number"
semantics and the atomic commit.

Granted, you have the "externals" mechanism, but but that's still not
real thing.

- Tor Ringstad -

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