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RE: Shelving

From: Kjell Harald Andersen <k.h.andersen_at_chipcon.com>
Date: 2005-12-02 14:41:18 CET

My approach to this (although I have never heard about Shelving), is to
make a private branch that only contains the necessary files, check out
the trunk and use "svn switch" on these files. That way I will get the
updates from the other team members while I work on my private files.

Kjell

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR
> [mailto:Michael.Flanakin.Ctr@Gunter.Af.Mil]
> Sent: 2. desember 2005 14:27
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Shelving
>
> I think it'd be best to have a separate root directory to
> distinguish the concept separately. In effect, I may want to
> shelve 3 files, whereas I would branch the entire repository.
> Or, would shelving the entire repository be the recommended
> practice, in this instance?
>
> From what I remember, shelving (or private branching) isn't
> discussed in the docs. Would it be beneficial to officially
> accept a "shelves"
> directory as a best practice and update the docs? I think
> it'd be nice to publicly announce the feature so those who
> are new to Svn (and even CM as a whole) can understand how
> it's done as well as understand the differences between
> branches and shelves. In my opinion, saying that shelves are
> branches is like saying that tags are branches (or
> vice-versa). Technically, they are; however, conceptually
> they are completely different. Again, just my opinion.
>
> Michael
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Koning [mailto:pkoning@equallogic.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 5:03 PM
> To: Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Shelving
>
> >>>>> "Flanakin" == Flanakin Michael C Ctr <Flanakin> writes:
>
> Flanakin> I'm sure shelving isn't a new concept, but this is the
> Flanakin> first time I've heard about it. ...
>
> Flanakin> Now, my first thoughts are that this can be simulated by
> Flanakin> simply creating a "shelves" directory alongside the
> Flanakin>
> branches, tags, and trunk directories. Then, someone could
> Flanakin> theoretically branch to shelve code. ...
>
> I hadn't heard the term either. But I've heard of "private branches"
> as the way to do this. That's the generally recommended way,
> especially in version control systems that handle branches
> efficiently (SVN, ClearCase). It's even the recommended way
> in version control systems that handle branches poorly (CVS).
>
> You could certainly make a separate top level directory if
> you want to have the notion of shelving as a separate concept
> worthy of a name of its own. Or you could just tell people
> that what they are doing is private branches -- and have them
> create subdirectories under /branches for this.
>
> Come to think of it, I've thought of having either
> /branches/private_branches or just /private_branches as a way
> to keep the "big branches" namespace somewhat less cluttered.
>
> paul
>
>
>
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