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Re: Potential New User questions

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: 2005-11-09 15:52:30 CET

>>>>> "Gary" == Gary Theisen <Theisen> writes:

 Gary> Hi all, Our organization is currently in the process of
 Gary> migrating from Microsoft VSS, to Dimensions. However, the way
 Gary> Dimensions was installed as well as other issues, we have
 Gary> decided to take a look at other version control and source code
 Gary> repository systems.
 Gary> I've got a few questions regarding subversion, that I haven't
 Gary> been able to locate on the subversion web site:
 Gary> 1. Can a user perform a "scan" or search through files stored
 Gary> in the subversion db? For example, in VSS, a user can start at
 Gary> the "root" project and do a recursive scan for "some string to
 Gary> look for" and the scan will recursively look through all files
 Gary> and folders under the "root" project.

A "working directory" is just a piece of your local filesystem, so you
can certainly search in that. Searching in the repository
itself... maybe via WebDAV? I haven't tried that.

 Gary> 2. If a single file (an .html file for example) needs to be
 Gary> "checked out", worked on, and "checked back in", can that be
 Gary> done without recompiling the entire project or directory?
 Gary> Seems to me like the entire directory would need to be
 Gary> reversioned. True?

That's not a source control issue but rather a Makefile (or
equivalent) issue. If you change one file, that one file is changed.
If your build system is correctly designed, only the bits dependent on
that one file will rebuild.


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Received on Wed Nov 9 15:55:52 2005

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