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Re: [TSVN] Feature Suggestion: Ability to specify dedicate path for .SVN folders.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-17 09:09:12 CEST

Paul Coddington wrote:
> Some food for thought regarding your excellent products.
>
> Disclaimer: If I have missed some obvious feature that makes
> these issues perceived rather than real, bear in mind that I am the
> newbie to Subversion who is enjoying every moment of using it and
> rejoicing in the new found opportunity to avoid the limitations of
> Visual SourceSafe (;P) So, if I am mistaken, have a private giggle at
> my expense and we'll all move on (although it may also provide some
> thought for future amendments to the Subversion manual to clarify some
> points).
>
> Suggested Feature:
>
> The ability to optionally specify a local SVN reference folder in which
> all .SVN folder based information normally stored in the working folder
> is stored as a single tree, completely independant of the working folder
> (effectively a local per-user database). This would be particulary
> useful for Win32 clients, with the default being a folder in Local
> Settings\Application Data for the current user. However, the
> drawbacks with the current implementation that this proposal seeks
> to resolve are likely to be cross-platform.

That's something outside of TSVN's realm. This would have to be done in
the Subversion library. And of course, there's already an issue filed
for this in the Subversion issue tracker.
But as you might know by now, it's not that easy to implement and that's
why that issue has been open for some time now. AFAIK someone is working
on it on a branch, but I don't know if it will be done soon or if it's
even possible.

Stefan

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