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Re: Who maintains asvn? What is the status of asvn?

From: Paul Albrecht <albrecht_at_rdi1.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:07:12 -0600

On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 06:26 +0100, Ph. Marek wrote:
> On Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008, Paul Albrecht wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 07:47 +0100, Ph. Marek wrote:
> > > On Mittwoch, 23. Januar 2008, Paul Albrecht wrote:
> > > > Who maintains asvn? What is the status of asvn?
> > >
> > > Depending on your use-case you might want to take a look at FSVS:
> > > http://fsvs.tigris.org/
> >
> > I don't think fsvs makes much sense for me because I'm not using the
> > archive script to backup/restore a file system.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "archive script" here - it's not asvn, is it?
>

That's right. The point being that a user should be able to do this sort
of thing using meta data so that it can be encapsulated in a script as
opposed to modifying subversion.

> > What I have is a file system I use for installing linux on a thin client
> > over a network. What I'd like to be able do is track over time the
> > various hacks I need to make to my file system.
> FSVS is not just backup/restore - it does *versioning* of full directory
> structures, just like subversion or asvn. But it is designed for fast
> operation on many entries - so it automatically adds/removes files, and so
> on.
>

What I didn't say is that I'd like to be able to have more than one
person work on changes to the file system so that it should be possible
to subsequently merge the results, and fsfv doesn't support this usage
scenario.

> You're right, the title is a bit misleading. I changed it.
>
> > This usually involves
> > making changes to bash scripts and, occasionally, updating some binary
> > files.
> >
> > Originally, I considered using cvs or git, but the former doesn't handle
> > binaries very well and the latter doesn't doesn't handle meta data so I
> > decided to try subversion.
> >
> > The archive script more a less works with a few nits here or there so I
> > was wondering it's worth fixing them? For example, another problem with
> > using the archive script is that subversion has a problem with file
> > names containing the at-sign.
>
> As asvn uses the svn binary, you have the .svn directories scattered all over
> the data ... just another difference to FSVS.
>

Thought the .svn directories are the price paid if you want to use
subversion because they're used to support the various subversion
commands. The real problem with trying to use a script for archiving is
subversion doesn't provide a post-processing hook for exports.

> Well, I'd suggest you try FSVS ... I'm doing more or less similar things, and
> FSVS is *way* faster for that purpose.
>

I'll check out fsvs, however, I don't think it fits my usage scenario.
What I want to do involves more than simply comparing differences
between files and/or backing up a particular revision from a repository.

>
> Regards,
>
> Phil

-- 
Paul Albrecht
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