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Re: Subversion vs Clearcase

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-30 20:09:34 CEST

Chris.Fouts@qimonda.com wrote:

> Don't get me wrong, I really like SVN - espcially for the price! I'm
> appreciative of the fact that people are passionate enough to come
> up with an app. that I use everyday in my company. I'm just merely
> pointing out the one SCM feature I like about other similar apps.

Just think of branching as the main SCM strategy in svn and it may make
more sense. If you want to work on something that you don't want to
match an existing revision, put it together in a new branch.

Also, if you are starting a new project from scratch, you might want to
organize it differently for svn. The possible ways to mix components
are the 'svn switch' approach at directory levels in the same tree, or
using externals to pull in things that are not in the same tree in the
repository. The latter approach is probably better for libraries or
code shared by other projects where you want the option of floating with
the development HEAD or locking to a known revision (in early stages you
may need to coordinate work in both, but as you approach a release you
probably want to tie them to tags to avoid problems from future changes
that might be made for other projects.

  Les Mikesell
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Received on Mon Apr 30 20:09:21 2007

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