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Re: Archiving Projects (End-Of-Life)

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:44:29 +0100

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 10:23 PM, David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm wondering if there is a (de-facto) standard way of "end-of-lifing"
>> projects in an SVN repository, or any suggestions for this from other
>> users on this list ...
>> I know I could just "svn rm" them, but some of the "project owners"
>> feel a little bit uneasy about that.
> Do they know that doing a "svn rm" doesn't actually remove those
> projects from the repository? All "svn rm" does is remove them from
> the HEAD of the repository. They can still access all the history,
> tags, branches and what not by simply using the -r <revision>
> parameter when you do a Subversion command. And, they can find out the
> revision by doing a "svn log".
> However, if that's to scary for them, create an "obsolete" folder and
> move all the projects in there. Then, via pre-commit hook or
> configuration, make all files and directories under "obsolete"
> read-only:
> +--obsolete (Whole subtree is read only)
> |     |
> |   trunk
> |   branches
> |   tags
> |
> +--trunk (Still read/write)
> +--branches (Still read/write)
> +--tags (Still read/write)
> That'll get the files out of the main project tree, prevent further
> changes in the code, yet still allow the developers to examine the
> code and reminisce about the good ol' days when men were men and UUCP
> was king.

Thanks for the suggestions, all. I think I'm gonna go for David's
suggestion here above. I.e. create a top-level "obsolete" directory
with TTB inside, and "svn mv" the obsolete stuff in there.

I'll take a look at making the obsolete directory "read-only" (or
add-only, like for tags). Thanks to David, I have this great perl
script lying around, which can be easily configured to enforce this
from my pre-commit hook :-).


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