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Re: svk working copy design useable for svn too?

From: solo turn <soloturn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-17 14:13:15 CEST

On 6/16/05, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> wrote:
> Are you volunteering to rewrite all of svk's XD working-copy code in
> C? :-)
there is notes/wc-improvements which does not mention this. so i
wondered if this is deliberately or just nobody put it there ...

there is also the possibility to actively promote svk as svn client
and make it interact better, and get better gui integration for it.
this would prevent rewrite :)

> Also, what are the disadvantages of XD?
i'm not sure if there are any. one obvious might be that it uses
subversions bdb backend which does not run on nfs.

another might be (and this is more a general problem i guess) the
merging issue bram cohen (codeville) and nathaniel smith (monotone)
are discussing, saying star merge (as used by svk) is not worth the
trouble, use codeville merge
(http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.revctrl/2).

and i have no idea if "weave or delta" storage is directly connected
to this. in http://web.mit.edu/ghudson/thoughts/file-versioning greg
hudson did a good summary a long time ago, this is without mentioning
implications to merging though. but maybe merging and weave/delta
should be discussed in a separate thread.

-solo

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