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Re: early reflections on subversion methodology

From: Thomas Beale <thomas_at_deepthought.com.au>
Date: 2005-08-12 18:29:21 CEST

Brad Appleton wrote:

> But if one chose a more physical (file-system centric) middle point of
> granularity, then a subtree of the repository, rooted at a particular
> directory, might be a good candidate. The current externals mechanism
> allows mapping to something that looks like this, tho its not quite the
> same thing.

I had the same thoughts a while ago as well - this seems a reasonable
point of view.

> This would mean that revisions might be repo-wide, or could be
> narrowed/pared down to a subtree. Recursion would be interesting to
> handle, amd som ekind of inheritance mechanism might need to be
> specified as to whether or not a revision of a subtree would "percolate"
> up to its its containing parent or not, and when/if the parent version
> would simply map to an assembly of "sub versions" (versions of subtrees)
> Then again, maybe the better way to handle it (particularly with
> recursion) is the virtual repository of repositories model.

- thomas beale

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