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Re: Anybody working on Issue 525: allow working copies w/out text-base?

From: Olaf Dietsche <olaf+list.subversion-dev_at_olafdietsche.de>
Date: 2004-05-23 00:49:12 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 14:08, Olaf Dietsche wrote:
>> Thanks for any help! Or far better, someone else providing a patch ;-)
> I certainly don't mean to scare you away, but this is much more than
> just writing a patch. I'm not sure if the issue indicates it, but the
> problem is much, much more complex than you think. People who know the

Well, I studied the code and I *know* that it's not a simple task, at
least not for me.

> codebase intimately generally agree that the only way to get this
> feature is to completely rewrite libsvn_wc... which would be a gigantic
> svn 2.0 undertaking by the whole developer community. The current
> libsvn_wc is *riddled* with assumptions *everywhere* that the text-base
> exists. Everyone who's ever attempted to analyze the situation has
> given up and conceded that a total libsvn_wc rewrite is the only
> reasonable solution.

Thanks for this evaluation.

Regards, Olaf.

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