On Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:19:26 -0500, Nico Kadel-Garcia
>I suspect you can simplify the whole situation a great deal by moving
>at least this project to its own Subversion repository. You should be
>able to to at least test and debug ideas by doing a cvs2svn of just
>that project and trying out ideas. And you can import that into a
>local working Subversion repository, rather than touching the primary
>repository at all.
I am leaning toward a completely different approach now concerning the
PC (Windows) software development repository:
1) I leave the CVS server running but I confgure it as read-only.
This makes it possible for people to export older stuff if needed.
2) I export trunk of the projects that need to be worked on from CVS
3) I start over with an empty SVN repository and import the exported
projects into SVN, so they are the first revision there.
This way svn will be a smaller size and the content should be OK since
the projects are not *converted* from CVS but imported as regular
We also use CVS (and now SVN) as a store for drawings and printed
circuit board projects (PCB).
We are using an engineering repository for these but I found that the
converted structure is less than optimal when using SVN because of the
tags and branches directories. In CVS we have a subdirectory for
drawing sources (DWG) and another for PDF versions (PDF) and also a
subdirectory for the boards (PCB). Like this:
|-and a few more that do not have sub-containers
These subdirectories were treated as "projects" during conversion,
which has led to a problem since there is now only one tags, trunk and
brances dir for ALL of the drawings and another set for all PCB:s etc.
So when I looked at the converted repository there is a total mess in
the tags directory because we have used tag names like Rev_A, Rev_B
etc for almost all PCB:s and now these are merged and contains an
assortment of different unrelated projects...
In CVS the tag was a property of any given *file* but in SVN it is on
a whole directory, or really not even this...
It is just a copy of the directory with a different name, not a
property of the directory...
Seems like I have to scrap the conversion also for Engineering and do
something else, but what? Separate repositories for drawings, PDF
releases and PCB:s maybe?
Developer in Sweden
Received on 2018-01-22 00:25:49 CET