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SmartSVN (by Wandisco) - repair working copy feature

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:14:22 +0200

I just noticed that SmartSVN has been acquired by Wandisco [1].

IMHO, one of the nice features of SmartSVN's professional (commercial,
non-free) version is the ability to repair broken working copies. It's
listed as the feature "Guided fixing of rare working copy problems" on
the "Compare Editions" page [2]. It does things like correcting
checksums, refcounts, recovering missing pristines, ... (by contacting
the repository of course).

Are there any intentions of porting that feature to core SVN? Now that
the Wandisconians are involved with that codebase ...
Just asking ... :-).

Whether or not Wandisco will "donate" that feature to the core
library, it's my personal opinion that svn will eventually have to
grow such a feature. It's just untenable that a multi-GB working copy
can get completely broken by one missing pristine file (and I (and my
users) really hate the phrase "it's just a working copy, just get
another checkout").

[1] http://www.smartsvn.com
[2] http://www.smartsvn.com/comparison

Received on 2012-09-20 16:15:26 CEST

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