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

From: David Waite <dwaite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-03 05:45:17 CEST

I believe they are speaking to how .svn files are in every (sub)directory of
a checkout. As an example, if I check out the root of a repository broken
into /branches, /tags, /trunk, etc. I can take the trunk directory, move it
out of the way and delete the rest, and things will still work. I believe
there is also minimal support for detecting that a directory was moved but
not svn mv'd (although in my experience, it is more that you will get
freak-outs than that this will do something which would be identified as

On 7/2/07, Garance A Drosihn <drosih@rpi.edu> wrote:
> At 4:56 PM -0700 6/28/07, Karl Fogel wrote:
> >
> >We also have to be faster. Fortunately, we've pretty much agreed,
> >IIRC, that we're willing to punt on subdirectory detachability in
> >working copies in order to get performance improvements.
> What is meant by "subdirectory detachability"? Just curious. I
> didn't see it mentioned in the book on subversion I have, and
> google doesn't want to help me with a likely reference...
> --
> Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad@gilead.netel.rpi.edu
> Senior Systems Programmer or gad@freebsd.org
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih@rpi.edu
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