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Re: [wtp-dev] Need to restructure our CVS Directories

Hi David,

Have I understood correctly that the plan is to do away with the top level wst and jst designations in CVS and group by component? (Where XML and XSD tools will now be grouped in one component instead of separate xml and xsd components.)

One problem with mass refactoring like this in CVS is all the revision history will be lost. Perhaps this refactoring presents a good time to consider switching from CVS to SVN. (SVN maintains revision history even when files and directories are moved.)

Lawrence Mandel

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IBM Rational Software
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David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>
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10/23/2007 03:09 PM

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[wtp-dev] Need to restructure our CVS Directories

See the above document for the reasons why ... or, the reasons why I think it is necessary and desirable.

Initially I was thinking we'd do this "after the next milestone", but some I have talked to said "the sooner the better". Which, as far as I know, might be as early as after the next I-build!

So, please take a few minutes to understand the issues, and complain if that seems too disruptive too early.

The main disruption for committers is that you will have to create a new workspace ... and re-checkout freshly any projects you have in your workspace!
Hence, any code that "you have almost ready to check in" should be checked in ... even if not quite released for a build this week.

Additionally, any adopters that literally build WTP will have to adjust as well.

Also, I know there are some teams (such as VE) that have "team project sets" that will have to be updated to pull from the new repository locations.

Not to mention, our map files and perhaps our build will have to be modified to find the code. I would not be surprised if we don't have good builds for a few days while issues are sorted out.

So, it's no small chore.

Comments welcome.

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