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Re: [jira] [Updated] (SVN-4555) Centralized user level pristine storage

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2018 16:47:21 +0100

On 28.10.2018 14:40, Julian Foad wrote:
>> [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-4555?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]
>> Branko Čibej updated SVN-4555:
>> ------------------------------
>> Priority: Trivial (was: Major)
> Brane: why this change? 'Major' (which is the default/usual) priority seemed right to me.

There are a number of problems with this idea, not limited to:

  * considerations about access control in the pristine area being
    different than for the woring copy proper;
  * the fact that working copies would stop being self-contained, which
    has a bearing on moving them on the same machine or transferring
    them to a different machine.

These issues can be solved, but IMO there are much, much more important
things we should be doing with pristines and the working copy metadata
in general, for example:

  * making pristines optional (for some classes of files);
  * moving externals metadata into the top-level WC database.

Therefore I'd say that centralised pristine storage is far down the list
of features we'd like to add.

-- Brane
Received on 2018-10-28 16:47:30 CET

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