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Re: Does one ever branch without merging?

From: Gavin Baumanis <gavinb_at_thespidernet.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:38:37 +1100

Hi Michael,

I understand your question - because the "normal" use for subversion
seems to revolve around a project.
with that in mind you could just relocate your current code and make a
separate Math quiz project.

so lets assume you've got;
repoRoot
     |----trunk/
     |----branches/
     |----tags/

you could use svn move and end up with something like;

repoRoot/
     |----wordQuiz/
                     |----trunk/
                     |----branches/
                     |----tags/
     |----mathQuiz/
                     |----trunk/
                     |----branches/
                     |----tags/

You could simply create a branch like you propose and do away with the
re-organisation.

repoRoot
     |----trunk/
     |----branches/
                 |----mathQuiz/
     |----tags/

It really is up to you - and your repository should match the way you
work.

The tools you use are there to support your procedures / policies /
work methods.
While it does happen (and can be quite successful) - you should be
weary if a tool forces you to work in a new way.

Gavin.

On 19/10/2009, at 13:57 , Michael wrote:

> I am making a word puzzle game and using svn for version control. The
> game easily lends itself to a math version, and so I was thinking
> about handling this by branching off for the math version. Then I
> could make the few changes I need for the math version while
> continuing my main development on the main trunk. However, I would
> never be merging this with my main trunk.
>
> Does this seem like the right way to handle such a thing?
>
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