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Re: RFE: new kind of unversioned files

From: Yakov Lerner <iler.ml_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 09:55:12 +0200

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 8:14 AM, fkater_at_googlemail.com
<fkater_at_googlemail.com> wrote:

> Max Bowsher:
>
> > 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.
>
> Yes, disk space is not the main point -- however, it hurts a
> bit if repeated releases of 3rd party's software (in our
> case) leads to repeated updates of this branch by 50 MB each
> time, with 95% stuff we do not need (but no chance to know
> it in advance). So, a simple 'overwrite feature' would be
> nice to have.

We keep in svn various 3rd party binaries alongside with sources.
Sizes up to 50MB and sometimes bigger, sometimes even ISO images.
Works very well, we did not have any problems: These files do not change often.
You should try and see how it works. In case you have huge binary files that
change often, you can try the following:

What you can do, you can keep in svn symlinks to those binary files. The files
themselves, keep them in parallel tree not under svn and use scp/rsync to
upload/download them. Rsync is the best.

I do not think svn should allow to erase or manipulating history. This
is not good.

My 5 cents
Yakov

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