Subprojects can share their parent project's repository
I'd like subprojects to have the option of using their parent project's repository.
In my current project, I have have parent project Parent and subproject Child. The repository for Parent is http://www.example.com/svn/parent. Files for Child are not neatly tucked away in a single subdirectory, but rather intermingled with files for Parent as well. This means that the only way Redmine can see Child's revisions is to duplicate Parent's repository.
Instead, I would like a checkbox on Child's "Repository" settings tab that says "Use my parent project's repository." By checking this option, I would then be able to make a commit with a message that says "This bug fix closes 42" and have the Child's issue #42 be closed, even though only Parent had its repository setting set to the repository URL.
Updated by James Byrne almost 13 years ago
Is this feature ever going to make it into the master branch? I have several sub projects that share the same repository.
It would be very convenient to have the option of having them all have access to their parent's repository. On the other hand I can see where it would be desirous to allow sub projects to have their own repository. In that case it would be useful to have the settings for sub projects default to share the parent's repository yet allow any sub-project to replace access to the parent's with their own.