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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
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=707
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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