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Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-05-23 01:41:21 CEST

John Barstow wrote:

>The obvious solution is to add a configuration option that can be set on a
>per-site or per-client basis. Default it to show the directories (so as not
>to disturb novice users), and document how to hide the directories (so the
>advanced user can do so).
>All the config option should do is control whether the hidden flag is set
>when a .svn directory is created. I would expect this to be a bite-sized
>task; I might tackle it myself next week if I can make the time.

It's not entirely bite-sized -- it requires an APR change, for one
thing. Hiding the admin dir is one thing, but adding the config option
is quite another: it requires adding the client context to yet another
(zillion) call paths.

All I can say is, I prototyped this in my WC -- including the APR change
-- just to make sure that it doesn't hurt the tests on Windows.

Now, before I go any further with this, I'd like to see a poll of
Subversion _users_ on Windows -- not developers, nor even TortoiseSVN
developers, but real users. I can get private feedback from about 30
people at work. I'd be delighted if others could do the same.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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