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current plan for WC

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 20:43:08 -0700

Hey all,

I've chatted a bit about this on IRC, but wanted to bring it on-list
for discussion.

The WC-NG is a big effort that can't be "just dropped in whole", so
I've been considering ways to bring it in piecemeal. My current plan
for a "next step" is the following:

* text base management will be handled under the wc_db.h APIs

* this will require sqlite to track refcounts for the bases

* bases will be kept in .svn/pristine/... on a per-dir basis like
today. no aggregation will occur.

* access batons will learn about svn_wc__db_t as a step towards
migration solely to db_t rather than access batons

* another wc format upgrade will occur to migrate the bases into their new home

The sqlite dependency may also be used by the fs-rep-sharing if that
makes it in for 1.6. But this will also give us some time to flesh out
the addition of a new dependency in our build, our docs, and our
downstream bundlers.

The impact "should" be rather light, as it should simply be a
reorganization of the bases under the .svn directory, and how we
access those bases. Given that we key from checksum instead of file
name, this shold also simplify the recent "revert base" work that Karl
has done (no need for two bases under the same name; they'll simply be
keyed by their differing checksums).

I have committed some new APIs in libsvn_wc/svn_db.h for managing the
pristine files, and have done a first pass at implementing them (minus
reliance on a sqlite db). Any comments/review is more than welcome.

I'm also interested in hearing feedback on this plan as a first step.
I think this is about as far as we can get for 1.6, and it should be a
light impact for this stage of the release process. The 1.7 work will
be more substative, but will occur throughout the 1.7 dev process,
rather than near the end. Comments, please.

Cheers,
-g

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