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Re: Subversion, decentralized version control, and the future.

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2007-06-29 20:46:07 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:
> The working copy should really be a repository, even if
> it's not always going to store all the history available on the server
> side (with some projects, you really can't, it's too big).

Strangely enough, this is precisely how SVK manages it. But, if
Subversion is still going to support moving a subtree out of a WC and
still have it work, literally the working copy may need to be an entire
tree of [loosely coupled] repositories. SVK has a central (local)
repository, so that isn't an issue, but it seems like there has always
be a strong current in Subversion proper against centralized file
storage (especially in "hidden" directories of various platform-specific


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