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Re: Handling of fat32

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-06 17:55:27 CEST

Michael Stather wrote:

> IMHO a cross-platform app (and so also SVN) shouldn´t rely on setting
> the permissions. It should perhaps print a warning
> but shouldn´t abort. Or there should be a configure switch to disable
> it. Other software like aMule does this, too

1. This is a Subversion issue, not a TSVN one.
2. Even cross platform apps must exit with an error if setting the
permissions is required for the app to work correctly.
3. Sharing a working copy between two different OS doesn't work. There
are just too many issues to handle (e.g. line endings, user permissions,
...).
4. Subversion has working copies. They are designed to be *local* and
*per user*. If you share a working copy, you break the design (i.e. you
use a feature for which it wasn't designed). And yes, even if you have
the same username on Linux as on Windows, that still means *two*
different users from a program viewpoint.

Stefan

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