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Re: Storing unversioned files in a repository.

From: <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-04-02 13:12:43 CEST

Quoting Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>:

> Personally, I can see unversioned files as a very handy feature. Yes,
> Subversion is a version control system, but an unversioned file type is
> a minor step to a great content management / publishing tool. I'm
> certainly not about to reject it out of hand. I'd be quite curious what
> it would actually take to implement such a thing.

I'm not rejecting the feature out of hand, bu I am seriously questioning its
usefulness.

In a previous life, I worked on a CM tool that does support unversioned files
(it also supports all sorts of nice features that neither Subversion nor, for
instance, ClearCase have). During 3 years on that project, I never saw a single
instance of using an unversioned file that doesn't already have a counterpart in
Subversion. The one feature we actually are missing are unversioned properties
-- if that's what it takes to implement ACLs.

If someone can describe a use case that clearly requires unversioned files, I'd
be interested to hear it.

    Brane

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