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Re: Set "svn:readonly" to work without text-base copy

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-05-12 03:16:40 CEST

On Fri, 12 May 2006, svn@our.cable.nu wrote:

> SVN Dev,
>
> I read some emails from a couple of years back about using the
> "svn:readonly" property such that when it was set;
> (a) the file was made readonly; and
> (b) no copy of that file would be kept in the text-base
>
> I understand the advantages of the text-base. Yet I (and a lot of people
> I know) want to keep a number of files (normally particularly large ones)
> where there is no advantage in keeping those files in the text-base, in fact
> there is a disadvantage in that these files (particularly large ones!) take
> up double their space.
>
> This issue has probably been discussed over and over... I was just
> wondering if anything had been done about either a "svn:readonly" option or
> some other method of keeping a duplicate out of the text-base.

This type of question is best sent to the users mailing list.

Support for optional and/or compressed text bases is a long-standing
feature request which *might* be taken up by Google "Summer of Code"
participants this year. The absolute earliest you'd be likely to see
this feature in Subversion would be 1.5.0 release. If no SoC
participant takes up this task, it could easily be longer.

-- 
Daniel Rall

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