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Re: Subversion 1.5

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-10 02:03:41 CET

On 3/9/07, Joseph Galbraith <galb@vandyke.com> wrote:
> Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> > Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> >> What are other's thoughts about shipping 1.5 soon?
> >
> > One other thought: what about pinging users@ and getting a feel for what
> > some of the users want? I know that may be asking for trouble, but it
> > may give us a better idea about whether or not there is enough stuff in
> > trunk right now for people to justify an upgrade.
> Well as a user that lurkes on the dev list (and doesn't
> actually subscribe to the user list), I can say that to
> me, the sparse trees is a big feature, and while I'm
> looking forward to merge tracking, I think I'd rather
> have sparse trees in a month and merge tracking in seven
> months over sparse trees and merge tracking in six
> months.

Are you aware that the sparse directories feature you would get in one month
will only exist as API inside the Subversion libraries? In other words,
there will be no command line UI to use the feature. You would have to do
something yourself that uses the API or hope that one of the GUI clients
tackles the feature.

The command line UI will come, but at best around the same time that merge
tracking will be done.

I would imagine if you created something that let you create a working copy
that uses this feature that commands like update would respect it and work
properly. Not sure of that though.

Mark Phippard
Received on Sat Mar 10 02:03:55 2007

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