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Questions on Subversion

From: Dilip Sundaramurthy <dilip.sundaramurthy_at_nxp.com>
Date: 2007-06-08 13:20:34 CEST

Hello group,

I've been a using the tools Telelogic's CM SYNERGY and MatrixOne's
Both these have tools have web-based Change/Problem Tracking and Reporting
tools i.e.. Change SYNERGY & ProjectSync respectively.

We have a small multi-site project to be implemented. So, I'm just curious
to find if Subversion could fulfill this.
I've installed the latest subversion on a Linux server & have been working
on a few commands.
Can anyone clarify me on these issues ?

1) Is there a web-based Problem/Change Tracking and Reporting tool, for
Subversion ?

2) I see that we can check-out files from the repository, into any
directory. This leads to the files being fetched into different paths
Is there a way to keep the workarea fixed ? i.e users should not be able
to checkout to other directories, other than the defined workareas.
In CM SYNERGY & DesignSync, I can associate/link a workarea to the
Is there any such method or command in SVN, to associate/link a workarea,
with the repository ?

3) I'm unable to check-out a single file, from a directory. SVN says.....
"svn: file:///......................" refers to a file, not a directory.
I'm able to check-out only directories. Can I not check-out file/files
alone, without any directories ?

4) How & where do I define the users, who will access the Subversion
repository ?

5) Who will administer the SVN repository ?

6) Where do I assign the roles like Designer / Developer / Build Manager /
Integrator etc.. ?

7) Pls provide some documentation on how multi-site projects any be

I kindly request the Subversion geeks, to help me in finding answers to
the above questions.

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards,
NXP Semiconductors India Pvt. Ltd.
Manyata Tech Park, Nagawara, Bangalore- 560045
Tel: +91 80 4024 7797 (Direct line)
Cell: +91 98801 16961
Email: Dilip.Sundaramurthy@nxp.com
"Knowledge is the awareness of the extent of our ignorance"
- Bannanje Govindacharya.
Received on Fri Jun 8 13:18:59 2007

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