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Re: svn commit failure

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-04-17 16:35:52 CEST

Alexis Huxley <ahuxley@gmx.net> writes:

> > Yes, many people want what you're talking about. We've discussed this
> > feature before... we essentially need to implement the equivalent of
> > soft-links within the svn repository filesystem. In past discussions,
> > we've called them 'vnodes'. I don't think this feature will be part
> > of svn 1.0, but probably will come soon thereafter.
>
> Will support for real symlinks be in 1.0?
>
> I tried archiving a tree with some in and though svn didn't complain,
> they weren't there when I took it out again.

Really, these are two totally different features:

  1. detect/preserve symlinks in a working copy
  2. implement symlinks *within* the repository filesystem.

It's easy to get them confused. But yes, we plan to have both
features eventually. I'm not sure if either feature is going to make
it into 1.0 though. Trying to get 1.0 to match CVS's featureset is a
big challenge as it is. After 1.0, there are a zillion ways to make
SVN better. :-)

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