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How to implement "selective checkout, merge and build use case"

From: Peter Litsegård <peter.litsegard_at_foi.se>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:47:55 +0000


We have a rather complex application with a large number of sourcefiles organized in folders where one folder-tree corresponds to one module. We're currently using SVN in order to version control and are looking at ways to use SVN for "selective checkout, merge and build" of selected modules. Each module has a specific setup of config-, documentation- and make-files making them "semi autonomous". When I say "semi autonomous" I refer to the fact that every module relies on one *core module* which provides the base functionality (foundation) needed by all the other modules.

The reason why we would like to be able to perform "selective checkout, merge and build" is that we need to be able to deliver a specific set-up of modules at a given time. That checkout would result in a checkout of the "core" module together with the other selected modules. After the checkout has been performed we'd like to be able to perform the following "post checkout" operations:

1. merge the modules config-fragments into a single config-file

2. merge the modules doc-fragments (in Latex) into a single doc-file

3. execute the modules make-files in order to build them

Is there a recommended best practice to accomplish this using SVN or are there any complementing tools which could help us out here?

Many thanks in advance.
Received on 2015-06-15 08:58:00 CEST

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