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Re: Extra 'Cleanup'?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-19 19:29:03 CET

This is not a general solution to the problem, but then again, I've
really only heard of this problem coming up regularly with the OS X
interface builder anyway:

I think they finally caved in and added special support to avoid
clobbering CVS/ subdirs, and that they may be willing to do the same
for Subversion, perhaps generalizing the support in some way so the
problem doesn't keep coming up for future systems. Frankly, I'd
prefer that to the burden of maintaining "verbatim directory" code in
the Subversion client libraries...

Brian Fitzpatrick <fitz@apple.com> may know more about this (CC'd)?


William Uther <will+@cs.cmu.edu> writes:
> I've been playing around with subversion on Mac OS X. Mac OS X has a
> concept called a 'bundle'. Basically, this is just a directory that the
> UI treats as a file. Versioning these things is not hard - you just add
> them recursively.
> The problem I'm having is that one of the programs I have to edit these
> bundles (Interface Builder) wants to own the entire bundle. When you save
> the bundle it moves the old one and creates a new one from scratch. This
> wipes out the .svn directories. Grrrrr.
> Anyway, I can see two solutions. The first is a special form of cleanup
> that adds the .svn directories back in. Given the data from the .svn
> directory of the parent folder, and repository access, subversion should
> be able to recreate the .svn directories in the children (assuming that
> there have been no moves, copies, adds or deletes).
> The second solution is to add a special type of directory to subversion.
> This would be a 'verbatim' directory. When a directory is marked as
> verbatim the 'verbatim' flag (property?) is turned on in the parent.
> Verbatim directories do not have '.svn' folders. Each time the directory
> is checked in, the entire hierarchy rooted at that directory is checked
> in. Any new files are automatically added. Missing files are
> automatically deleted. Files are treated as binary. (It could honour the
> svn:ignore property of the parent, but would not have any entries file to
> store its own properties.)
> The lack of .svn folders means some things: You cannot check out a
> verbatim directory directly, only as the child of another directory you're
> checking out. You must move out of the 'verbatim' hierarchy to update.
> You might consider having the previous version of the verbatim hierarchy
> in the parent's text-base. That still allows for off-line diffing, etc.
> I think the first solution is probably significantly less work :).
> Anyway, this is just verbiage without patches, so feel free to ignore. :)
> Later,
> \x/ill :-}
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