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RE: config files on Windows

From: Yanghui Bian <ybi_at_vitesse.com>
Date: 2003-07-16 19:57:52 CEST

I vote for a file based configuration on windows. Hope it is not too
It might be kind to have consideration not only on unix users, native
windows users but also on emulated unix users (Cygwin users).
The home directory specified by an environment variable like SVNHOME is
also preferred.

> >>>>> On 26 Mar 2002 13:05:02 -0600, Karl Fogel
<kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> said:
> KF> Okay, let's ask some basic questions here. :-) What is the
> KF> purpose of supporting a config dir/files under Windows?
> KF> The only reason to support file-based (non-Registry) config,
> KF> as far as I can see, is so that people who need to use the
> KF> same configuration on multiple machines can keep their
> KF> .subversion/ dir under version control. Then they can keep
> KF> checked out copies on various machines, including Windows
> KF> machines.
> KF> However, so far the only person I've seen advocate this is
> KF> someone who doesn't actually use Windows much (me).
> Well, since I'm not as lucky as you and I have to work on both
> systems, I'd prefer file-based config on Widows too. With CVS for
> example I have a shared working dir: most of the time I'm reaching it
> through Samba/WinCVS, but sometime it's(1) better working there with
> GNU/Linux tools, *natively* :) In this case, any disaggregation
> between the two environments leads to double effort, and chances of
> failure.
> just my 0.02euro,
> ciao, lele.

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