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Re: SVN need to delete/create-temp/rename files instead of simply ove rwriting them (suggestion how to workaround)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-12-04 13:31:36 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Dec 2, 2004, at 8:06 AM, Teblin, Ivan wrote:
>> I do hope, my report and my SVN impressions will help you to make the
>> right
>> decision and improve even more your great product.
> I think the problem here is defining the term "portability".
> We use APR to be "portable", which in this case means, "Subversion
> runs on every OS". APR allows this to happen by only making available
> those features that exist in every OS -- the greatest common subset,
> nothing more.
> It sounds like your frustration is that Subversion is not completely
> "ported" to any one OS. It doesn't understand or preserve NTFS ACLs,
> nor does it understand or preserve Unix hardlinks or devices.

_Or_ Unix permissions, most of the time.

> That's a much harder task, and I'm not sure that even a stated goal
> of the project.

It certainly is not.

-- Brane

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