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Re: Base text files, re: IRC chat

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 23:08:12 +0300 (Jerusalem Daylight Time)

Stefan Sperling wrote on Mon, 15 Sep 2008 at 21:41 +0200:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:21:46PM +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > Stefan Sperling wrote on Mon, 15 Sep 2008 at 21:06 +0200:
> > > Hmmm... so maybe requiring user interaction to sync working
> > > copies with the central meta data store is indeed the way to go?
> > > I don't like this, but I acknowledge that automatically managing
> > > moved/copied working copies may be non-trivial to implement.
> > >
> >
> > Agreed, I conjecture we'll want manual control anyway (even if some sort
> > of magic wcuuid system is used). With all of us (except Greg :)) moving
> > and rsyncing wc's all the time, keeping track of it might not be easy.
>
> Yes, of course, a manual system is needed. It was not my intention
> to imply that it wouldn't be needed.
>

+1

> But if we can handle some of this stuff automatically, why not?
>

It was not my intention to imply that wc UUIDs and related magic
wouldn't be needed. :)

> > I don't view this as an extension to 'svn mv/cp', though -- I consider
> > a separate command that just tells svn "Here is a wc, add it" or "Here
> > was a wc, forget it". That's so I can use tar or rsync or ... to move
> > or duplicate my wc's.
>
> Let's just have the manual way first and try to introduce some
> form of automatic working copy tracking later. Having the concept
> of unique IDs for working copies would probably be a nice feature
> in any case.

I already imagine users running 'svnadmin setuuid' after we tell them to
run 'svn setuuid'. :)

Seriously. Even without UUIDs, just having a list of all WCs around
should should by itself enable some nice things, too.

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