Svn repositories with multiple projects - best practice?

Quick svn question - sorry this rails related.

If I setup a repository once and then add multiple projects using ‘svn
import’ is it correct that all the projects share they same revision
numbers? Is this expected? It seems kind of confusing that way.

On the other hand, if I use ‘svnadmin create’ to create a single project
repository for each project that seems like overkill. What is the best
practice here?

I’ve been thinking about this recently and would like to hear what
other people think. I’m leaning towards a new repository for each new
project, but not sure.

DAZ

On Jan 15, 2008, at 10:28 AM, blinking bear wrote:

Quick svn question - sorry this rails related.

If I setup a repository once and then add multiple projects using
‘svn import’ is it correct that all the projects share they same
revision numbers? Is this expected? It seems kind of confusing
that way.

Expected? Yes. Confusing? Well, if your experience is with SCS, CVS,
RCS, etc. where each file has its own revision perhaps.

On the other hand, if I use ‘svnadmin create’ to create a single
project repository for each project that seems like overkill. What
is the best practice here?

Not overkill. This will make sense once you start using it. In fact,
if you look at Rails itself, you see that it is actually rails,
active_support, action_pack, active_record, (action_mailer,
action_web_service, …) and each has its own repository (somewhere).
You don’t generally have to worry about that since the dependencies in
RubyGems takes care of getting all the parts when you ask for Rails.

I typically have an ./svn directory under which I create
repositories. For real “projects”, a separate repository is created,
but I have a bunch of random stuff in a repository called “code”

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
[email protected]

On 15 Jan 2008, at 15:28, blinking bear wrote:

Quick svn question - sorry this rails related.

If I setup a repository once and then add multiple projects using
‘svn import’ is it correct that all the projects share they same
revision numbers? Is this expected? It seems kind of confusing
that way.
it is expected

On the other hand, if I use ‘svnadmin create’ to create a single
project repository for each project that seems like overkill. What
is the best practice here?

I’ve always used a single repository. Easier to maintain and all that
(and if you do ever need to do any cross project operations, you’re
basically stuffed if they’re not in the same repository) and not much
in terms of downsides.

Fred

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs