How do I organize branches in the SVN system? I'm using TortoiseSVN since I use Windows.
Currently I have this kind of file/directory structure. I'm somewhat getting used to managing numbered versions although I don't see the whole picture of how this management system works.
program_main\trunk\corefile.php program_main\tags\1.0\corefile.php program_main\tags\1.1\corefile.php program_main\tags\1.2\corefile.php
Now I'd like to make another program based on it. It's going to be a separate program but it uses the main program as its base. If the main program is updated, the extended modified program also updates with the corresponding version number.
program_mod\trunk\corefile.php program_mod\trunk\additionlalfile.php program_mod\tags\1.0\corefile.php program_mod\tags\1.0\additionalfile.php program_mod\tags\1.1\corefile.php program_mod\tags\1.1\additionalfile.php program_mod\tags\1.2\corefile.php program_mod\tags\1.2\additionalfile.php
When I right click on the trunk folder of the main program and choose
TortoiseSVN -> Branch/Tag and specify the path to
/program_main/branches/program_mod/1.0, it tries to upload the files to the branch folder under the main project directory on the public server. The main project directory is public and visible to everyone, I'd like not to upload the modified(branch) version on that server.
In this case, how am I supposed to do? I guess this must be a very simple operation by using the merge command or something.
Thanks for your advice and information.