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Re: Bug with missing scheduled-for-delete dir

From: Steven Bakke <steven.bakke_at_amd.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:26:31 -0500

On Jan 9, 2008, at 3:38 PM, Branko Čibej wrote:

> 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.
>

I wasn't trying to imply that the developers are morons. I've just
been frustrated with the experience I've
had tracking down strange working copy bugs. Sorry for the rant... it
feels like a Monday.

_Steve

> -- Brane
>
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