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RE: don't update branches in local copy

From: Andrew Gabriel <Andrew.Gabriel_at_clearswift.com>
Date: 2006-05-08 14:55:09 CEST

Russ Tedrake [mailto:russt@mit.edu] wrote:
> Hi,
> I've set up a large set of repositories using the recommended
> structure:
> robots/
> biped/
> trunk/
> branches/
> quadruped/
> trunk/
> branches/
> ...
> many more subdirs

Um, this looks like a single repository to me, although I can't be sure
where you mean the repository root is.

> Lots of people check out the entire repository from the root.
> But most people do not need a local copy of every branch of every
> project. Is there a clever way to have people download just the
> trunks and not the branches in their local copy of the repositories.
> Like checking out a repository without checking out all of it's
> subdirs?

Is that the recommended structure? That's not what I've done, for
precisely the reason you highlight. All my repositories have "trunk" and
"branches" as the top level dirs, so your example would look like:


so you could checkout robots/trunk or robots/branches/mybranch, or
robots/branches/mybranch/quadruped, depending on what you want.

However, this only makes sense if biped and quadruped are sufficiently
intimately related that you want them versioned, branched, etc together.
If they are separate (built separately, and completely independent from
each other), then it would make more sense to use separate repositories
for them (at least, that's what I do in this case).

Andrew Gabriel
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