[cvsnt] max number of repositories?

Christian Hack christianh at pdd.edmi.com.au
Wed Nov 12 00:55:13 GMT 2003

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org 
> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Bo Berglund
> On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 13:25 +0100, IVO.HECHMANN at SBB.CH wrote:
> >--- Erhalten von  I0.U114371 0512 20 26 41                   
> 11.11.03 13.25
> >
> >hai all;
> >
> >i've just successfully installed CVSNT and now i found an 
> old message at
> >http://www.cvsnt.org/pipermail/cvsnt/2002-May/002138.html 
> which says that
> >cvsnt may handle only <=64 repositories; well i was shocked, 
> but when i
> >added 70 repositories for testing it worked fine. i am using cvsnt
> >v., is this an old limitation which has been removed?
> >
> The limit has been moved up to some high value that I don't know.
> But why in the world do you want to have so many repositories???
> I think that you might have misunderstood the workings of CVS here.
> You don't need a *repository* for each project you want to maintain,
> instead you create a *module* for each. The only reason I can think of
> to separate stuff into different repositories is when you want to make
> sure there can be no interaction between the modules of each. This can
> happen for example if you work on a consultancy basis and you want to
> keep customer code well isolated.
> However, dividing stuff into different respositories makes it
> impossible to use the built-in cvs support for creation of logical
> modules where some support files are part of many different projects.
> This cannot be done across repositories.

Excuse me kinda hijacking this thread

Bo (or anyone else who would like to comment),

I have read a few CVS type docs and I am a little confused as to how I
should set up our system. We have a number of embedded products with
fairly different versions of code. Each product can have more than one
distinct section of software though.

e.g. we have one product called 1920-Mk6e that currently has two
distinct sections of code: Z00-Firmware and Z01-Bootloader.

Likewise there is another device called 1680-Mk6 which has two sections
named the same and then some more like Z03-Checksummer.

As we only have around 10-15 devices, I was initially planning on
creating separate repositries (albeit on the same server) for each
project (i.e. repositries called 1920-Mk6E, 1680-Mk6. Then have each
code section (Zxx-abcdef) as a module. If I had everything under one
repositry using the device name as the module, checking out individual
(Zxx-abcdef) sections is possible but not as simple.

I am trying to use TortoiseCVS (for simplicity over command line -
otherwise the developers won't use it) and it doesn't easily support
directories below modules. i.e. the Fetch List button when doing a
checkout only gives the modules in the repositry and nothing lower. _IF_
I know the name of the lower directories I can add them only they will
be checked out. It's not that simple to use though and knowing the guys
around here they will whinge and complain.

Suggestions as to how I should implement things? I am sure others have
faced a similar if not an identical situation


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