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Re: All the .svn directories

From: DavidW <dwhite_at_gbcsci.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 21:49:44 +0000 (UTC)

Andy Levy <andy.levy@...> writes:
>
> That is a common complaint, but SVN was designed this way
> intentionally. This design allows you to take any directory in your
> WC, move it somewhere else (thumbdrive), and keep working with it
> (every directory can be its own self-contained WC).

Okay, but I didn't think those directories were critical. Aren't they just
caches of stuff to improve performance? If so, you don't really need them when
you copy the project elsewhere because they can be re-created.

> To change it would require a major architectural change to Subversion.
>
> Look into SVK if this is really bothering you (it's built on top of
> SVN); it does keep the metadata outside your working copy, but I don't
> know if TSVN works with it.

Thanks.

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