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

From: Branko Čibej <branko.cibej_at_hermes.si>
Date: 2000-08-24 05:56:02 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Branko =?iso-8859-2?Q?=C8ibej?= <branko.cibej@hermes.si> writes:
> > In my (not so humble) opinion, metadata should _only_ be manipulated
> > via the Subversion client library.
> The same is true for CVS, but people do it anyway.

There are some things you simply can't do in CVS, i.e., change
the repository root in an existing working copy. You can check
out a new WC from the new server, but for large trees that can
be expensive.

OTOH, providing a public API for anything a user might want to
do is a lot of work, if not impossible. Hmmm. Seems to me we should
be thinking about adding scripting support to the client, too,
not just the server.

> Subversion will try to give them fewer reasons to.

Maybe we should actively discourage it, for instance by
compressing the metadata. Or changing the format with every
release :-b


Branko Čibej                 <branko.cibej@hermes.si>
HERMES SoftLab, Litijska 51, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:07 2006

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