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Re: Bug with missing scheduled-for-delete dir

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 21:38:18 +0100

Steven Bakke wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2008, at 2:08 PM, David Glasser wrote:
>> On Jan 9, 2008 1:44 PM, Miller, Eric <Eric.Miller_at_amd.com> wrote:
>>>> To be honest, I think the answer to "but I deleted all the metadata
>>>> outside the scope of svn" is "don't do that".
>>> Sure, I'll get right on the phone and tell our 3rd party tool developer
>>> to stop removing the meta-data when they manipulate the database...
>>> right.
>> It has *never* been correct to delete or move Subversion's
>> version-controlled files without using a Subversion client. I hope a
>> future wc rewrite relaxes that, but for now, that's the breaks.
> Yes, so until subversion is fixed such that it isn't so intrusive
> within the working copy,
> it would be nice to put in a simple patch to allow people to make
> progress. Even
> if the metadata weren't sprinkled about the working copy everywhere,
> there would still
> be problems because the working copy is extremely fragile in its
> current state. External
> tools just magnify the issue. I don't like the fact that it
> apparently was not a design
> goal for the working copy to be robust and tolerant of error
> conditions. If you compare it
> to CVS, it is vastly more complex and is much easier to break.
> So until the whole thing is re-written to be robust, it would be nice
> to patch the bugs. Not
> everybody uses subversion to control text source code.

So you want to implement
Be my guest, patches are always welcome.

Until then, posts like yours that sort of imply we're morons are not.

-- Brane

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