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Re: Subversion Doesn't Have Branches aka Crossing the Streams aka Branches as First Class Objects?

From: Zé <jose.passes_at_gmx.com>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2013 22:26:19 +0100

On 05/11/2013 08:25 PM, Thorsten Schöning wrote:
> I have a repo for binaries of one of our software which doesn't need
> installation, which gets directly deployed to our customers. Each
> customer is something like a branch or tag and some of the customers
> are grouped for some reason, sharing the same parent directories,
> share the same access rights etc.

That's not exactly a development branch, but a directory tree.
Subversion excels at versioning directory trees.

> Some of my repos contain web
> applications installed on different servers, again directly deployed
> as working copies and again different installations on the same server
> are grouped together under the same server name.
> I have only little experience with git almost a year ago, but what I
> remember is that git does support tags and branches and neither of
> those could be structured in any way, git only allowed one level for
> tags and branches.

Tags/branches aren't directories which need to be organized in a deep
hierarchical structure.

A branch, as implemented by git, is similar to the feature branches
approach mentioned in the manual, but properly supported by the SCM system.


Wit Git, when a branch is created it is expected to have a finite
lifespan, which is supposed to end either by being merged with the trunk
or being deleted, without leaving any trace on the versioning history.

A tag is nothing but a pointer to a particular point in the repo's history.

Received on 2013-05-11 23:51:19 CEST

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