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RE: Making a branch

From: <Steve.Nelson_at_uk.delarue.com>
Date: 2006-12-19 16:18:33 CET


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris.Fouts@qimonda.com [mailto:Chris.Fouts@qimonda.com]

> >The problem is that there are no directories under trunk -
> >just several
> >hundred programs. This is because there's no way to organise them
> >clearly - they represent one project, and they have different
> >functions,
> Looks like bad project planning, which Subversion can NOT solve of
> course.
> You've actually provided "a" way to organize the file into
> dirs, one dir
> per "different function." Is this too late to do now? It may
> take a LOT
> of time now, but may save some time later.

Well, I've inherited a code base which is many years old, and which has
never been under version control. Yes, I certainly could still organise
into functional sections, but I could imagine this meaning that a
developer simply makes a branch of "Call Maintenance" to make a change
to two of the fifty programs. Given that there may be many tickets for
such changes, I can imagine there being dozens of copies of the whole
functional area kicking about, rather than individual branches for each
ticket. Now, if I understand it correctly, this doesn't actually have
any repository size/space overhead, but it feels sort of untidy. I am,
however, very happy to accept guidance from those (much) more
experienced than me.


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