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Re: Organizing SVN reposities

From: Han The Man <hantheman12_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-17 19:51:54 CEST

> > 1) I'd like to put everything we have under version control -
> > including source code, documentation (MS Office files, etc) and binary
> > files for release to customers. So there will be many large, binary
> > files. Any problems with this approach?
>Svn handles binary files just fine, much better than cvs. But
>remember that svn can't permanently delete a file. Unlike cvs, you
>can't just go into the repository and blow away a huge RCS file for
>some customer-binary-release. For now, the svn repository only ever
>gets bigger.

I see. Are there planes to add a permant delete feature later on? Not
important, unless of course, the repository size gets out of hand.

One way to clean things up, perhaps, is to check out the entire repository,
delete what needs to be deleted and import again. Is this possible without
loosing revision history? (other than checking out/importing revision by

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