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Re: One or several repositories

From: Toby Thain <toby_at_telegraphics.com.au>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 15:23:33 -0300

On 21-Aug-08, at 5:45 AM, 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?

Single repo: easier to admin; is a very good idea if the projects are
physically sharing files/data (a key question to ask).
Multiple: users don't see unrelated changes to revision. :)

Just choose what's best for your environment. For my personal
projects, I happen to use a repo per project, but as you see from
other replies, there are large scale repositories that take the
opposite approach, which would significantly reduce admin burden for


> 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!)
> Geir
Received on 2008-08-23 20:24:05 CEST

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