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Re: Tortoise SVN Ignore Usability

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-21 18:00:37 CEST

Molle Bestefich wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>> Molle Bestefich wrote:
>> > I personally find that TSVN's Global Ignore works excellently and is
>> > well documented.
>> >
>> > It's a real mess to deploy it to multiple installations, though. I
>> > consider it a Hack which is needed until the Subversion devs implement
>> > something smarter that can be stored in the repository.
>> global ignore patterns are by definition 'global' and not related to
>> projects. So storing them in a project would be just wrong.
> They're not global, they're local to the client machine onto which
> TSVN is installed.
> I never said anything about "storing in a project", not sure where you
> got that idea from.

"until the Subversion devs implement something smarter that can *be
stored in the repository*".
That's what you said. And storing something in a repository means it's
per-project, not global to the client machine.

> Still seems like a "oops, seems like we lack inheritable properties"
> hack to me.

Search the Subversion dev mailing list. You will find a *lot* of posts
about this subject. And you will also discover that this is not easy to
implement. In fact, they haven't come up with an idea that could help
them implement this so it works for all possible situations.


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