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Re: Keeping tags/ and branches/ in the "trunk"

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:30:13 -0500

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 08:25, trans <transfire_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi--
>
> Is it possible to keep tags/ and branches/ in the trunk/ so as not to
> have to differentiate these three at the top of a repository.
>
> In other words, instead of:
>
>  branches/
>    BRANCH_xyz/
>  tags/
>    RELEASE_1_0_0/
>  trunk/
>    README
>    bin/
>    lib/
>
> One could have:
>
>  README
>  bin/
>  branches/
>    BRANCH_xyz/
>  lib/
>  tags/
>    RELEASE_1_0_0/
>
> I think I might prefer this approach, if possible. The problem of
> course is in creating new tags and branches, i.e. making a copy, I
> would need to prevent the tags/ and branches/ directories from being
> copied in the process. Is there a way to do that?

I don't understand what advantage this would give you. I do see the
potential for a lot of confusion and copying/moving of items which
shouldn't be operated on, though.

Subversion itself applies no special meaning to "tags" & "branches" so
there is nothing *technical* from stopping you from doing this; it
seems like you're going against convention for no discernible reason
though.
Received on 2010-01-25 15:30:49 CET

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