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Re: [BUG] The client can't use a different directory than .svn

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2003-12-10 09:18:02 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:

> I've had to explain the difference between the OS, the filesystem and
> the myriad different user interfaces so many times it's not even funny
> any more.
Funny thing is, I know the difference. Next time I'll choose my words
more carefully :-)

> Yes -- those applications are broken. All Windows applications should be
> able to handle at least the set of file names you can create with the
> command line tool.
Maybe the command line tool is broken, because it allows you to create
these files?!? Just kidding...

>>I'd suggest, that SVN_WC_ADM_DIR_NAME = "svn" on every OS, but upon
>>creation/access of SVN_WC_ADM_DIR_NAME, this is passed through a
>>routine, which handles the os specific stuff like
>>- prepending a '.' on *nixes,
>>- not prepending anything or '_' on *dows
>>- setting the hidden attribute on *dows upon creation
>>- and so on.
> This is a wonderful suggestion (not very original, but never mind that),
> but IMHO we shold not implement something like this in 1.0 if we want
> 1.0 early next year. There are way too many places in libsvn_wc that
> would have to change.
I'm glad I hear some agreement here, because I remember the last thread
ending nowhere, with some suggestions hanging around, but no agreement
how this problem could be solved.
Now we have:
- a possible suggestion
- an agreement :-)
- a time schedule (post 1.0) ;-)

> It would also break our WC portability mini-feature (not sure how
> interesting that is, though)
IMHO it's not really important, since the EOL style stuff already breaks
it. A while (months) ago, I tried to compile Subversion on Linux from
sources that I checked out on a Windows box and copied over to the Linux
system. It wasn't really funny.

Our developers build software for Windows and Linux from the same
repository. They never even thought of moving WCs around.

Recursively renaming the admin dirs if I really wanted to copy a WC
across systems would be acceptable for me, but I'd rather do a fresh
checkout to be on the safe side.

> It does work on both OSs...it does work on both OSs...it does work on
> both OSs...etc. ad nauseam.
Hey, your record is broken, But ...drumming with my fingers... Nice
Beat! Sounds a bit like Queen's "We will rock you"


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