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Re: Base text files, re: IRC chat

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:27:52 +0200

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 12:35:17AM +0200, Bert Huijben wrote:
> > > At 8:48 PM -0700 9/14/08, Greg Stein wrote:
> > >> There are basically three options:
> > >>
> > >> 1) at the root of the working copy, in a .svn subdirectory
> > >> 2) in a subdir of ~/.subversion/
> > >> 3) in a directory specified by your config (and/or an environ
> > variable?)
> > >>

> I would prefer (1) to be the default as it is the closest match to the old
> behavior: the user chooses where the data is stored.

I think you mean:
The user choses where the working copy is placed, and with
(1), this implies where meta data is stored.

Because the user will always be able to choose where meta data
is stored, regardless of the default behaviour.

> I really wouldn't recommend using (2) as the Windows default. In many
> corporate environments ~/ is in the roaming user profile. (Automatically
> locally cached and sometimes automatically merged when a user logs on onto
> different machines at the same time). And in most of these cases the size of
> the roaming profiles is pretty limited (100 MB max at one of our largest
> customers)

This is a good point.

Do we want defaults to differ between platforms?
Because on *nix, with the concept of $HOME, (2) makes a lot of sense.


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