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Re: [PATCH] new feature, lazy sync via export --skipfilesmatchingsize

From: Miha Vitorovic <miha.vitorovic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:33:49 +0200

  Ann,

I am a Windows user, and I agree that such a feature shouldn't go into
the codebase. Many such features are traditionally solved using
scripting, and while scripting on unix used to be much more powerful
than on windows, this is no longer true for many years now. Instead of
creating a patch for the SVN codebase, much less time could be used to
create a simple powershell script that would perform exactly the same
task using SVN command line.

Br, Miha

On 26.7.2010 15:40, svnusertemp_at_href.com wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
>
> I do hear you. I also question whether RSync, or something, is truly
> a good option for Windows users for pulling files from a repository.
> Do you know Windows users that use RSync happily? I fully
> appreciate that Linux users are happy with RSync. I tried to find the
> 2nd product which was suggested on the user list, RoboSync, as a
> better option for Windows users, and it seems to have fallen off the
> map of realistic options. I could not find a home page or recent
> release of it. Do you know how many people use the client side of
> SVN on Windows versus Linux or Mac? Is the Windows user base really
> small? Or is it more an svn dev policy never to add a feature that
> isn't really cross-platform. I guess I could accept that as a basis
> for your decision, that makes some sense. Obviously thinking out loud
> here.
>
> I wasn't sure how many decision makers would vote on this patch, and
> whether the responses on the users list were indicative of a final
> decision. Is everyone against this?
>
> In any case, no worries, I'm nowhere near giving up on subversion nor
> open source. It was wonderful to be able to make a version that
> implemented my idea, and I actually hope to figure out how to maintain
> it as a fork at least for a while. I thought I could offer the binary
> for windows users, and count downloads, and gauge the interest that way.
>
> I am very happy that the submission was correct in technical terms. I
> do appreciate that confirmation & hope you have time to reply one more
> time.
>
> Last clarification: the advantage over rsync is that you don't have to
> install or learn rsync.
>
> Ann
>
Received on 2010-07-26 16:33:55 CEST

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