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Re: Base text files, re: IRC chat

From: Martin Furter <mf_at_rola.ch>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 19:43:41 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 18 Sep 2008, Miha Vitorovic wrote:

> dglasser_at_gmail.com wrote on 17.09.2008 16:07:24:
>
>> As this thread has gone on, I think I've lost track of the motivation
>> for centralizing the metadata beyond just the working copy root. I
>> understand wanting to be able to (optionally) centralize and share the
>> blob-store (since file contents/etc are likely to be shared between
>> multiple working copies), but what is the gain of combining the actual
>> working copy metadata itself? (More than "you can control where it
>> sits", which you can also do by replacing the .svn directory with a
>> symlink.)
>
> As I explained in another thread, there may be cases where the source
> files aren't on an actual disk and you can't create folders there. It has
> the potential to bring Subversion to places where it wasn't before.

What do you mean with 'not on an actual disk'?
You have them on a read-only filesystem?
I also have working copies on read-only filesystems (NFS mounts to be able
to compile on different machines), though I only need svnversion and
'svn info' there.
I hope read-only operations will still be possible on read-only working
copies.

Martin

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