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Re: Optional text base design discussion?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2006-10-16 23:42:54 CEST

Michael Brouwer wrote:
> Another option would be to locally store a text-base cache of some sort
> outside the actual working copies. This cache could be shared between
> multiple working copies of the same project tree. The text base cache itself
> could potentially use some kind of delta storage model to provide multiple
> cached revisions of files. That way not just svn diff and svn status could
> be local, but potentially diffing between trunk and a branch that are both in
> cache could be. The cache can be as sparse or as filled as a user likes,
> with the ultimate cache being a mirror of the entire repository, making every
> operation disconnected.

Congratulations! You've just reinvented SVK:


Let's see:

1) stores the "text base" using a delta storage model - check (SVK has a
repository using delta storage to compare against);

2) shares the "text base" with multiple working copies - you can check out
multiple working copies from the same SVK repository;

3) sparse cache - check (SVK can mirror a remote repository in whole or from any
arbitrary revision).



John Peacock
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