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Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: Edmund Horner <edmund_at_chrysophylax.cjb.net>
Date: 2003-05-23 06:50:10 CEST

> 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.

This Subversion user votes -0.9u on hiding .svn, with +0.1u on providing
a non-default option for it. (Where u means user-vote ;-).

IMHO the clutter caused by being able to see .svn is little more than
the clutter you get from just having it there (visible or not). On most
directory views .svn will be listed right at the top where it's easy to
notice and ignore. Hell, sooner or later CMD.EXE and EXPLORER.EXE will
have an option for hiding .* files.

IAC, I do a lot of my Win XP Subversioning with Cygwin, they are good
friends. :-)

I don't you should be encouraging users to ignore the fact that a
working copy is a working copy.


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Received on Fri May 23 06:51:50 2003

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