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Re: [PATCH] implement "svn relocate", a subcommand for frobbing the wc's urls.

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-20 20:15:06 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> Here are my other concerns:
> * "Frob the repository URL in the WC" is a very low-level description
> of what relocate does. How is a tutorial supposed to explain the
> relocate operation to a user who doesn't understand how Subversion works
> at that level?

I echo this concern, though perhaps more like a bathroom's echo than a
canyon's. :-) As an obscure feature, I imagine it will likely only be
used by folks who can understand that level of how Subversion works.

> * What exactly is the use case for this operation? It sounds like it
> is only supposed to work when you have two repository areas with
> identical contents, but how are you expected to maintain the equality of
> two repository areas? Is "svn relocate" part of some hackish, interim
> form of distributed operation? Will it become vestigial if we come up
> with a more elegant framework for that?

Use cases are good ones. Think about a developer with a laptop (like
myself) who has to hit a repository via two different URLs depending
on where his net connection is (inside the company firewall vs. at
home or something). Others include cases where a repos admin needs to
change the canonical URL of a repos for some reason, but this is
probably rare and a fresh checkout certainly can't hurt *that* much.

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