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Re: One or several repositories

From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday_at_crashcourse.ca>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 20:25:03 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 21 Aug 2008, 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!)

  i recall making this point many months ago when i was on this list
more frequently, and i really, really, *really* wish the svn book
authors would emphasize something early on in that book -- there is
***no such thing*** as a "project" in subversion. it doesn't exist.
never did. never will. there is a repository, and that's all.

  and yet, the authors insist on referring to adding "projects" to a
repository as if that notion has any meaning. it doesn't. and it
would be nice if they made that clear to avoid the inevitable


Robert P. J. Day
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