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Re: A tiny request for the repository move

Author kfogel
Full name Karl Fogel
Date 2009-11-12 13:18:04 PST
Message "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato at collab dot net> writes:
> What's the new recommendation for all those folks that been sharding their
> branches directory by branch types for all these years (into things like
> branches/dev, branches/release, branches/feature)? Do they use
> branches/release/current? branches/feature/tho​se-too-small-for-bra​nches?
> Why not throw tags in there, too, as branches/please-dont​-change-these? But
> then, if all the branches and tags are in there together, why not just move
> them to the root of the project and shard them by their conceptual meanings
> -- you know, like /trunk, /tags, and /branches?
>
> I believe there's value in being able to easily identify the conceptual
> trunk of a project's development. I believe that the easiest way to do so
> is using the TTB structure we've been advocating for a decade. And I
> believe that no one with any measure of clue is suffering today as a result
> of that recommendation.
>
> -1.

On more careful thought, Mike's and Greg's arguments are more convincing
to me. While there are some slight advantages to having it be
symmetrical with other branches, there are 10 years of TTB convention
behind the current method, and it hasn't really gotten in anyone's way
that I've ever seen. A little bit of special case code here and there,
but then again one is usually special-casing trunk anyway.

And as Mike points out, we've never recommended that all branches be at
the top level of "branches" anyway; many people put some in
sub-sub-directories. Er, including us:

  $ svn ls http://svn.collab.ne​t/repos/svn/branches​/meta-data-versionin​g/

*cough* *cough* :-)

-0.5 on this change, unless we can come up with stronger practical
arguments.

-Karl

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A tiny request for the repository move brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-12 12:32:00 PST
     Re: A tiny request for the repository move gstein Greg Stein 2009-11-12 13:05:41 PST
         Re: A tiny request for the repository move brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-12 13:31:48 PST
             Re: A tiny request for the repository move gstein Greg Stein 2009-11-12 13:39:04 PST
                 Re: A tiny request for the repository move brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-12 13:54:42 PST
                     Re: A tiny request for the repository move gstein Greg Stein 2009-11-12 13:56:42 PST
     Re: A tiny request for the repository move cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2009-11-12 13:06:57 PST
         Re: A tiny request for the repository move brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-12 13:15:35 PST
         Re: A tiny request for the repository move kfogel Karl Fogel 2009-11-12 13:18:04 PST
             Re: A tiny request for the repository move hwright Hyrum K. Wright 2009-11-12 13:21:40 PST
             Re: A tiny request for the repository move brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-12 13:39:31 PST
                 Re: A tiny request for the repository move cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2009-11-12 14:00:59 PST
                 Re: A tiny request for the repository move cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2009-11-12 14:09:29 PST
                     Re: A tiny request for the repository move brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-12 16:14:54 PST
                         Re: A tiny request for the repository move kfogel Karl Fogel 2009-11-12 16:26:39 PST
                             Re: A tiny request for the repository move brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-12 16:38:50 PST
                         Re: A tiny request for the repository move cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2009-11-12 20:22:10 PST
                             Re: A tiny request for the repository move ghudson Greg Hudson 2009-11-12 20:31:55 PST
         Re: A tiny request for the repository move gavinbaumanis Gavin Baumanis 2009-11-12 13:26:07 PST
     Re: A tiny request for the repository move kfogel Karl Fogel 2009-11-12 13:11:35 PST
         Re: A tiny request for the repository move stsp Stefan Sperling 2009-11-12 13:27:28 PST
         Re: A tiny request for the repository move brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-12 13:41:59 PST
             Re: A tiny request for the repository move kfogel Karl Fogel 2009-11-12 16:05:48 PST
     Re: A tiny request for the repository move markphip Mark Phippard 2009-11-12 13:39:35 PST
     Re: A tiny request for the repository move blair Blair Zajac 2009-11-12 13:46:47 PST
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