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Re: SVN, .SVN, and other meta-data directorys

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-08-13 22:36:30 CEST

> Note that SVN has globally serialized revision numbers (change
> sets). Which means that there has to be a chunk of metadata that
> does the serializing, and it has to be per tree.

In the repository, yes. I don't see why there has to be any such
thing in the working directory. There is no issue of central versus
distributed metadata in the repository because we're planning to shove
the whole repository into a database anyway.

> Bitkeeper went down a series of rabbit holes trying to do change
> sets and detachable subdirs at the same time.

I don't recall that Bitkeeper separated the concept of working
directories and repositories.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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