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Re: Default value for global-ignores - Import excluded .so files

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:36:21 +0100

Why is this a dev issue? I mean does it pertain the development OF
subversion? Or the use and development WITH subversion?



On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 7:31 PM, Justin Johnson
<eggsgloriouseggs_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Forwarding to dev since this seems more like a dev issue. Thanks.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: JJ <eggsgloriouseggs_at_gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:29 PM
> Subject: Re: Default value for global-ignores - Import excluded .so files
> To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> More info. Between 1.4.6 and 1.5.0 .so files were added to the default
> values in
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/tags/1.5.0/subversion/include/svn_config.h.
> Again my point is that I think these default values are dangerous and that
> nothing should be ignored by default.
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:58 AM, JJ <eggsgloriouseggs_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I currently have the same issue as described in this thread.
>> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2008-11/0211.shtml
>> I'm trying to import the JDK and all .so files are being quietly excluded
>> from the import every time. The above thread points to .so files being
>> included in the default value for global-ignore even though the book doesn't
>> include it in the list, as can be seen at
>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.advanced.confarea.html#svn.advanced.confarea.opts.
>> My thought is that having default ignore values is a mistake to begin
>> with. It seems dangerous to me to have a default ignore value that prevents
>> Subversion from importing certain files and having that default value
>> quietly documented (ignoring the error in the doc for now) in an obscure
>> section of the documentation or a config file that they wouldn't necessarily
>> read for a long time.
>> Does anyone else agree? Am I missing some important use case that drove
>> this decision in the first place?
>> Thanks.
>> Justin

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