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[PATCH] add FAQ about the status of symlink support.

From: Alex Holst <a_at_mongers.org>
Date: 2004-04-23 01:16:28 CEST

While I've only been back in the IRC channel 4 hours, this question
came up twice. That's frequent to me.

* www/project_faq.html: add FAQ about the status of symlink support.

Index: project_faq.html
--- project_faq.html (revision 9461)
+++ project_faq.html (working copy)
@@ -31,6 +31,7 @@
     own revision numbers. </a></li>
 <li><a href="#changesets">Does Subversion have changesets?</li>
 <li>When's the next release?</li>
+<li>Does Subversion support symlinks?</li>
 <li><a href="#more-information">I have other questions. Where can I
     get more information?</a></li>
@@ -382,6 +383,19 @@
+<h3><a name="symlinks">Does Subversion support symlinks?</a></h3>
+<p>Subversion does not support symlinks, and there are no plans to
+include such support. The project prides itself in the portability of
+the software, and the concept of symbolic links are not portable across
+all the platforms that Subversion itself runs on.
+<p>That being said, if you happen to have a proposal for portably
+implementing symlinks across all supported platforms, do share your
+knowledge with us.
 <h3>I have other questions. Where can I get more<a
 name="more-information"> information?</a></h3>

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