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Re: RFE: new kind of unversioned files

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 21:35:05 +0100

fkater_at_googlemail.com wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I hope you don't consider this OT:
>
> As nobody answered my question on the user's mailing list I
> just want to ask here if this feature is at least planned
> somehow (I assume it is not possible yet):
>
> Imagine this scenario: For a software project we have a
> large tree of files and dictionaries. Some of the
> subfolders, however, contain 3rd party files and
> dictionaries with binary data, html doc files etc. which
>
> (a) should NOT be versioned but simply overwritten (to keep
> disk space and, further, to explicitly disable the feature
> of using older versions)
>
> (b) which should nevertheless still be INSIDE the repository
> (since a new checkout should of course contain these files,
> or because they are spread accross the whole repository and
> are hard to move and maintain in a separate tree outside the
> repository).

Personally, I'd have to say that I feel that this is a feature which
neither fits comfortably into Subversion's philosophy nor its technical
design.

I find it hard to accept that, having decided to use a version control
system at all, disk space can be at such a premium that it is worth
sacrificing the ability to roll back to previous versions.

I don't buy the argument about "disabling the feature of using older
versions" - simply not updating allows for that.

If a file should be inside the repository, I say it should be inside the
repository, with all that that entails - version control.

Max.

Received on 2008-05-06 22:35:44 CEST

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