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RE: branches / tags / trunk

From: Edward Ned Harvey <edward.harvey_at_patni.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:11:04 -0500

> I'd like to hear from people with a large user base who
> switched from another VCS to subversion, and how their users
> coped with the branches and tags being in a different
> directory, the fact that they can't "switch" the current
> directory to a different tag or branch, the problem of
> forgetting to add "trunk" when checking out and getting GiB
> of files instead of MiB, etc...
> Is there any way to hide this from the users, and make svn
> act more like CVS or Mercurial ?

I don't know how people did/do things with CVS or Mercurial, but I can say this:

With SVN, the engineers plans often change, and wherever they originally thought they should have a trunk/branch/tag often moves at a later date. It would be a pain to actually move it, so we never do. It's never been a problem.

In fewer words: I don't think it really matters if you forget to create trunk. I also don't think it really matters if you create an extra trunk.

As long as you understand how to use "svn cp" and "svn switch" you can solve any problem you encounter.

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