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Re: Subversion, decentralized version control, and the future.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-06-29 20:51:47 CEST

John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com> writes:
> Strangely enough, this is precisely how SVK manages it. But, if
> Subversion is still going to support moving a subtree out of a WC and
> still have it work, literally the working copy may need to be an
> entire tree of [loosely coupled] repositories.

That's the "detachable subdirectory" functionality that I think we're
willing to give up; I certainly am, seems like many other devs agree.
So we may stop supporting that -- it's been an expensive feature, and
not many users use it (or even know about it).

> SVK has a central
> (local) repository, so that isn't an issue, but it seems like there
> has always be a strong current in Subversion proper against
> centralized file storage (especially in "hidden" directories of
> various platform-specific species).

No, I think we've overcome that now, and that people are okay with one
centralized admin area per working copy (that still allows nesting, of
course, just not detachment). That centralized admin area would be a
full-fledged repository.

-Karl

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