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Re: about repos layout and common practice

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:30:41 -0700

Harry Putnam wrote:
> I've been a long time cvs user... but my usage has always been
> personal... no big shared projects or such.
>
> I'm starting to setup subversion and reading about common layouts in
> the docs.. I wonder how to get a little shorter path.
>
> Example... according to the docs:
>
> repo/
> myproj/
> trunk/
> project_files/
> branches/
> tags/
>
> So the working files are already 3 layers deep. That's a fair bit of
> path just to get started.
>
> I wondered what people do to get around that or do you all just live
> with it?

Yes, that's the standard practice and the depth isn't a big deal. You end up
copying the URL once to do a checkout and rarely need it after that.

> Maybe ..symlinks? or some completely different layout from the start?
>
> A few examples from working repos of your layouts would be greatly
> appreciated here.

Check out the Apache repository. There's hundreds of projects in the repository:

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/

and some projects in here, such as httpd:

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/

and Apache ant:

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/core/

Regards,
Blair

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