[Bioperl-l] Bioperl partitioning (was Re: SVN and ...Re: Perltidy)

Nathan S. Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Wed Jun 20 09:33:33 EDT 2007

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George Hartzell wrote:
> Nathan S. Haigh writes:
>  > [...]
>  > If the switch over to svn takes place, will all the Bioperl-* projects
>  > move over at the same time? If so, will they go into their own svn
>  > repository or into the same one? Since with svn you can checkout any
>  > subtree of the repository I'm not clear on the pro's and cons of either
>  > of these options.
> I'm planning to drop the projects from the top of the CVSROOT into a
> single svn repository:
>     bioperl-ext bioperl-pipeline biodata bioperl-gui
>     bioperl-run bioperl-cookbook bioperl-live biosql-schema
>     bioperl-corba-client bioperl-microarray html bioperl-corba-server
>     bioperl-network task-manager bioperl-das-client bioperl-papers
>     xml-html bioperl-db bioperl-pedigree
> although that's open to feedback from the core members.
> As a progress report, I've built a demo repos with -run, -ext, and
> -live in it and asked a couple of folks to to take a peek at it.  When
> I get a bit further along I'll figure out how to get something for the
> public to test.

Could I take a peek??

>  > Am I right in thinking that there is a way for cvs to define a "project"
>  > such that when you checkout that "project" it actually checks out
>  > multiple projects behind the scene? I'm sure I've seen this somewhere,
>  > possibly when the project is dependent on some 3rd party code that is
>  > also in cvs. If this is possible, I'm sure it will also be possible with
>  > svn. This could then allow something like the following to happen after
>  > the split up of Bioperl. The following projects could be defined:
>  > bioperl-core, bioperl-graphics etc. Issuing a checkout of a "project"
>  > called "bioperl" would actually checkout the real projects call
>  > bioperl-core, bioperl-graphics etc. I may just be dreaming, but it seems
>  > that this ought to be possible, doesn't it?
>  > [...]
> I don't think that there's any functionality like that in svn.

I did come across this which might help:

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