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Re: One or several repositories

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:42:07 -0700

Engebakken Geir wrote:
> We have tried out Subversion for some projects during the summer months,
> and placed three projects in the same repository, each project having
> their own tags,branches and trunk subdirectories.
> Now the users are puzzeled by the ever increasing revision number in
> subversion even though nothing have changed in their own project, are
> there any pros and cons information available regarding the issue with
> one or several repositories?
> Or how can i convince them that the revision number is irrelevant, and
> that they should just ignore it. (I must admit that i am a bit confused
> myself, coming from MKS where the revision number is absolutely relevant!)

Show them the Apache and KDE repositories:


Both have over 500,000 commits in it with many projects in it. So people are
used to not applying any meaning to the svn revision number.

Also, the version numbers for a project are unrelated to the svn revision
number. One uses the tag name to label and name a project's release, not the
Subversion revision number.

We maintain over 100 projects in our single repository. It's much easier to
deal with then 100 separate repositories.


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Received on 2008-08-23 01:42:35 CEST

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