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RE: [Subclipse-users] cygwin ssh javaSVN subclise - popup issue

From: CARASSO Felipe <Felipe.CARASSO_at_gemalto.com>
Date: 2006-11-07 21:04:42 CET

(continuing on the bad list)

        FWIW, I'd say it's because under Unix, the equivalent of the
"hidden files" under windows begins with a dot. So by default, for
example, issuing a ls in a versioned directory will not print the .svn
directory. By the way, I think it's far better like this : the user
should not be forced to be aware of the versionning tool metadata as he
was with CVS. It's tools internals and is not designed to be opened/seen
by end users. I don't know how it behaves under Windows, but I suppose
that checkouting a project puts .svn directories with hidden status ?

Yup, hidden status. But I beg to disagree about your statement pro
hidden file. The end user is usually unaware of these, but once they do
a simple copy, hell breaks loose. For that matter, it would be probably
better to keep this kind of information elsewhere.

Puzzles me why it's not like that, but I'm confident that the CVS/SVN
developers had good reasons.

Best regards,

Received on Tue Nov 7 21:05:53 2006

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