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RE: Subversion vs Clearcase

From: <Chris.Fouts_at_qimonda.com>
Date: 2007-04-30 20:36:42 CEST

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Les Mikesell [mailto:lesmikesell@gmail.com]
>Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 2:10 PM
>To: Fouts Christopher (QNA RTP PT PREV)
>Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: Re: Subversion vs Clearcase
>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
> lesmikesell@gmail.com

Thanks, I'll try these ideas!

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