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Re: Default eol styles

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2004-01-12 14:46:02 CET

On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 10:30:57PM +0100, Martin Furter wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jan 2004, Casper Hornstrup wrote:
> > I did find the [auto-props] feature in the archives (I couldn't
> > figure out if it was implemented on Windows though). I don't like
> > it for the following reasons:
> >
> > 1) Its a per user configuration. Every user must configure these
> > rules and it is easy to forget this. If the rules change, then
> > all users have to change their configuration. Do they remember
> > this and will they do it when asked so there will be no problems
> > caused by forgetting this when they commit later? What if a user
> > missed the information on the change of rules?
> You can store the subversion config in a subversion repository (i think
> that's th reason why it is ~/.subversion on UNIX and not ~/.svn).

Actually, it's not easy to do that. When you try to do the checkout, svn
creates a template ~/.subversion directory before checking out the files
from the copy of your home directory, and you immediately get
"Obstructed update", which is awkward to work around. (At least, this
was the case ten releases or so ago when I tried to do it.) I eventually
gave up on storing ~/.subversion in my home directory repository.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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