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From: Dilip Sundaramurthy <dilip.sundaramurthy_at_nxp.com>
Date: 2007-06-12 08:11:35 CEST

Hi Andy,

Thanks a lot, for your mail.

Could you pls provide some more information in this regard.

4) We don't access the repository over Apache server. In that case how do
we define users?
Will all Unix users have access to the repository ? I want to restrict
only a few users to access it.

5) When I mentioned," who will administer the Subversion repository ?", I
meant the user/role who will provide access to the users, take backups
For Ex., in SYNERGY/CM, there are two users, called ccm_admin & informix.
Likewise, in Design Sync, there is a user called Owner/Administrator, who
creates the DesSync server, defines user roles & provides access rights.
I wanted to know, who is the user, responsible for granting access to the
repository and performing maintenance activities on the repository.
Is it the user, 'root', who installed the s/w and created the repository,
responsible ?

Can any user create the repository ?

Thanks again.

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.

"Andy Levy" <andy.levy@gmail.com>
2007-06-08 05:05 PM

"Dilip Sundaramurthy" <dilip.sundaramurthy@nxp.com>
Re: Questions on Subversion

On 6/8/07, Dilip Sundaramurthy <dilip.sundaramurthy@nxp.com> wrote:
> Hello group,
> I've been a using the tools Telelogic's CM SYNERGY and MatrixOne's
> DesignSync.
> Both these have tools have web-based Change/Problem Tracking and
> tools i.e.. Change SYNERGY & ProjectSync respectively.
> We have a small multi-site project to be implemented. So, I'm just
> to find if Subversion could fulfill this.
> I've installed the latest subversion on a Linux server & have been
> 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 ?

There are several. Trac, ViewVC, Jira, Bugzilla and plenty of other
systems can integrate with Subversion. A few quick Google searches
will turn them up.

> 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
> haphazardly.
> Is there a way to keep the workarea fixed ? i.e users should not be able
> checkout to other directories, other than the defined workareas.
> In CM SYNERGY & DesignSync, I can associate/link a workarea to the
> repository.
> Is there any such method or command in SVN, to associate/link a
> with the repository ?

The server has no control over the client as you describe. This is a good

> 3) I'm unable to check-out a single file, from a directory. SVN
> "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 ?

The smallest unit which can be checked out from Subversion is a
directory. This is revealed pretty early in the fine manual.

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

It depends on how you're serving the repository. If you use Apache,
you can integrate with LDAP. Again, all the options for this are
revealed in the fine manual, chapter 6 I believe.

> 5) Who will administer the SVN repository ?

That's a question your organization needs to work out. Unless you have
a different question in mind and the way you worded it is confusing.

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

In the access control file. Back to Chapter 6 of the manual. But
Subversion doesn't really have fine-grained role ideas - you can
create groups of IDs, and assign permissions to those groups.

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

Define "multi-site projects"

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

Many of these answers are available in the manual at
http://svnbook.org/ and with some quick Google searches. _Pragmatic
Version Control_ and William Nagel's _Subversion Version Control_ are
also good books to read to get a better understanding of the software.
They are quick reads.

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