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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: SVN Structure
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 18:37:09 GMT
Kevin Turner wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-07 at 18:25 -0700, Recordon, David wrote:
>> Anyone have opinions in terms of one large repo or a few smaller ones?

its not a choice for us to make.

apache uses a single large repo:


> Properties of one large repo:
>  * you can use svn copy and move operations anywhere in a repo to move
> things around while preserving history, but can't do that between
> multiple repositories.
>  * only one place to configure access control, commit hooks, integration
> with front-ends, etc.
>  * reading the repository history gives you a good overview of what's
> been happening everywhere.
> Properties of several smaller repos:
>  * Independent svn databases make for fewer eggs per basket, in the
> event of database corruption or stuck lockfiles or similar problems.
>  * reading the repository history gives you changes for just that
> repository, not other projects that may have little to do with the
> project you're working on.
> ...when I first tried SVN, the "fewer eggs per basket" argument probably
> carried more weight than any of these, but I think it's *much* more
> stable these days than it was then.  So overall, I think I still don't
> care much one way or the other, and would leave it up to the guy who has
> to maintain the repository.
>> Would be nice to get this wrapped up in 48-72 hours so we can have the
>> infrastructure deployed and start getting code in next week.
> Sounds good.  I haven't heard back anything about accounts though.  Is
> someone waiting for more paperwork or other information from us?

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