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Re: Multi-module repositories

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-11-19 19:35:34 CET

On Nov 19, 2005, at 11:46, Peter Herth wrote:

> On 11/19/05, Michael Witham <mwitham@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Is there a reason that you are avoiding this setup?
>> repository/
>> branches/
>> tags/
>> trunk/
>> module-A/
>> files-of-A
>> module-B/
>> files-of-B
>> module-C/
>> files-of-C
> Unfortunately, checking out all modules is not an option. First of
> all, there are just to many of them, second, I might not want to have
> the latest version on trunk of all the modules around - depending on
> my task at hand, I might want to be on a branch with certain modules -
> thats the reason I am talking of different modules at all.

Can't help you with #1; if you won't arrange your repository this way
and check out the entire trunk, then you cannot do what you're asking

To #2, there's no reason you can't check out the entire trunk, then
switch, say, module-B to a particular branch. That's what "svn
switch" is for.

> So what I really need to be able to do is, to have the subversion
> commands recurse into subdirectories of a directory which is not under
> version control and do their job there, but alltogether as a single
> version control action. Starts sounding like a feature for 1.3...

I thought I heard that this feature existed before Subversion 1.0 but
that it was removed for some reason. But I cannot find the email in
which I thought I was told that; all I can find is emails like this,
which just show that it doesn't work.


> As I am talking about repository size, how does subversion scale? As
> CVS only stores on a per-file basis, scaling is not an issue, but how
> is it with subversion, any parts which grow faster than the number of
> files?

I don't think there are any scalabitily issues that you need to worry
about. Subversion stores revisions, not files, so as soon as you're
committing more than one file at a time, sounds like Subversion is
going to be having fewer things to store than CVS. Big projects like
Apache are already using Subversion so it must work ok even for large

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