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

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-12-10 16:59:54 CET

On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 03:18, Lbbe Onken wrote:
> 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) ;-)

Don't be too optimistic here; I don't really agree with a change.
Here's my opinion:

  * There will always be environments for which svn is useless. We're
mostly useless for versioning Interface Builder projects because we
don't have collection support. We're mostly useless for projects like
the Linux kernel, which require a distributed versioning system which
can handle a high throughput of patches. (I don't agree with how those
projects are organized, and svk will help.) And apparently we're useless
for ASP.NET projects too.

  * While we should generally be tolerant of platform bugs, we need to
balance that against the short-term and long-term pain of allowing for
them, and the number of people affected.

  * Kevin claims that this problem will eventually be fixed in Visual
Studio, when the next version comes out. But the proposed change would
hang around and create maintenance and support hassles forever.

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