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obliterate

From: Davy Durham <pubaddr2_at_davyandbeth.com>
Date: 2005-04-08 05:34:03 CEST

      Hi,

  I found in the faq about a possible future obliterate feature, but I
could not figure out how to add a comment to the issue 516
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=516

My two cents:

I noticed tonight that when I check in a 500kB .exe file that my
respository gets over 2MB bigger. This made me wonder if it really is
doing deltas on binary files. My repo is now unnecessarily 200megs.

It's really handy in the development of my project to be checking in exe
files (to share with others who don't have the build tools) all during
development.. but nicer if then I could obliterate all of the revisions
since the last tag point when I do tag a release.

So, it would be nice if the obliterate function could either, obliterate
just from a revision in the past until the HEAD, or even between two
revisions. To implement that (svn obliterate -r r1:r2 file.exe) I guess
you would have to first conglomerate diffs between r1 and r2 and add
those changes to r2+1 so that you don't get mess ups in between (or
something like that if that makes sense)

It matters not to me whether it's a client action or svnadmin action..
the functionality would just be nice.

Is there any new motivation to have this implemented? The issue is a
few years old.

Thanks,
  Davy

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